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Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose
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10/26/2011 to 10/27/2011
When: 10/26/2011
Where: Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare
Rosemont, Illinois 
United States

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The use of antibiotics in the production of food animals elicits polarizing opinions across the media today as consumers become more aware and interested in the way their food is produced. While livestock producers have realized that significant animal illness can be avoided by the use of antibiotics, consumers are being told that any use of antibiotics leads to a lower effectiveness of antibiotics in humans.

Although there have been several debates and discussions on this issue, the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) is planning a national forum in which experts in animal agriculture, researchers in the area of livestock health, and experts in human health will come together to develop a dialogue with the common purpose of sharing fact-based information about the use of antibiotics in the sustainable production of food.

The agenda for the forum is being finalized and will be made available in the coming days at www.animalagriculture.org.


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