Interest in no antibiotic ever (NAE) growing programs for commercial poultry in the U.S. increased rapidly over the past decade. With just 3% of poultry flocks raised NAE in 2013, the percentage of broilers raised NAE grew to 58% in 2018 and has stayed consistently at that number since then. This type of growing program prohibits the use of antibiotics as well as ionophores or coccidiostats, used to treat coccidiosis.
Is the poultry industry moving away from NAE?
Antibiotic use in poultry operations is driven by broiler welfare and consumer concerns.Subscribe to Magazine
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