Excessive antibiotic use in healthcare and livestock production leads to problems with antibiotic resistance. In the poultry industry antibiotic resistance has led to poor growth and higher mortality rates. This negatively impacts profitability. New antibiotics are not entering the market and therefore it becomes crucial to preserve the efficacy of those we already have. To make matters worse, regulations continue to be issued that mandate reductions in antibiotic use. These factors pose significant challenges for health professionals and livestock producers who strive to improve animal health but have to do so by reducing overall antibiotic use.
At Kemin, we tackle these challenges using our preventative health focus. Using the World Health Organization’s ‘One Health’ framework we believe that improved public health outcomes are best achieved when we work collaboratively together with organizations across multiple sectors.