Presentation on theme: "Lesson 3 Good Production Practice #3 Use Antibiotics Responsibly."— Presentation transcript:
Lesson 3 Good Production Practice #3 Use Antibiotics Responsibly.
2 Good Production Practice 3 Objective This lesson will help you: –Identify principles and guidelines for the responsible use of antibiotics
3 Good Production Practice 3 Responsible Antibiotic Use Antibiotic –Produced by mold or bacteria –Prevents growth or kills bacteria Antimicrobial –Produced in a laboratory –Prevents growth or kills bacteria
4 Good Production Practice 3 Responsible Antibiotic Use Responsible antibiotic use helps prevent antibiotic resistance
5 Good Production Practice 3 Responsible Antibiotic Use Benefits: –Health and well-being of animals –Food safety –Human health Antibiotics do NOT replace good management or proper animal care!
6 Good Production Practice 3 Responsible Antibiotic Use Treatment of illness –When an antibiotic is used in animals to help overcome an illness Prevention of bacterial infection when: –Animals have been exposed to a bacterial infection –Animals are currently exposed to bacterial infection –There is a history of a disease in an operation Improve nutritional efficiency: –In certain cases antibiotics are used to improve animals’ feed conversion
7 Good Production Practice 3 Principles and Guidelines Take steps to decrease the need for antibiotics Determine the advantages and disadvantages of using antibiotics Use antibiotics only when benefits are measurable Always use professional veterinary input
8 Good Production Practice 3 Only use antibiotics following an appropriate clinical diagnosis Limit antibiotic treatment to sick or at-risk animals Principles and Guidelines
9 Good Production Practice 3 Antibiotics that are important in treating antibiotic resistant infections in human or veterinary medicine should only be used in animals after careful review and reasonable justification Principles and Guidelines
10 Good Production Practice 3 Mixing together animal health products, including antibiotics, by producers is illegal Proper handling, storage and disposal of medication and medicated feed is important to minimize environmental contamination Principles and Guidelines
11 Good Production Practice 3 Prevention is the key –Implement biosecurity plan –Proper animal care –Hygiene –Routine health monitoring –Vaccination programs Principles and Guidelines
12 Good Production Practice 3 Take-Home Message Follow responsible antibiotic use guidelines Consult your veterinarian before using antibiotics Implement a herd health plan to help reduce the need for antibiotics As a pork producer it is your responsibility to use antibiotics properly
13 Good Production Practice 3 Summary If you follow principles and guidelines for the responsible use of antibiotics you may help prevent antibiotic resistance.
14 Good Production Practice 3 Youth Pork Quality Assurance Plus