Pig Progress will feature a highly interesting webinar focused on the theme of ‘No antibiotics ever’, with contributions from. To start off – using ‘No Antibiotics Ever’ is a goal, an ideal. After all, working with livestock is always a matter of biology and nothing ever occurs exactly by the book. Should unexpected health problems occur, it is also a sign of good stockmanship and animal welfare to help the animals if a solution is available. That can sometimes mean that antibiotics are necessary.
That doesn’t mean, however, that ‘No Antibiotics Ever’ is impossible. It can be a guideline, a goal to achieve, by laying out the best production standards possible, by providing the best type of feeding and by trying conscientiously to keep all pathogens out as much as possible.
The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.