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ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF BANNING SUBTHERAPEUTIC USE OF ANTIBIOTICS IN SWINE PRODUCTION

B Brorsen, Terry Lehenbauer, Dasheng Ji and Joseph Connor

Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 2002, vol. 34, issue 3, 12

Abstract: Public health officials and physicians are concerned about possible development of bacterial resistance and potential effects on human health that may be related to the use of antimicrobial agents in livestock feed. The focus of this research is aimed at determining the economic effects that subtherapeutic bans of antimicrobials would have on both swine producers and consumers. The results show that a ban on growth promotants for swine would be costly, totaling $242.5 million annually, with swine producers sharing the larger portion in the short run and consumers sharing the larger portion in the long run.

Keywords: Livestock; Production/Industries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2002
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.15078

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