Denmark's example shows hog farmers can successfully cut antibiotic use

04/7/2011 |

Pork production in Denmark has gone up since the country began phasing in a ban on low-dose antibiotics for growth promotion in hogs 18 years ago, and its a model producers in the U.S. and other countries can adopt, according to opinion writer Ralph Loglisci. Denmark's producers achieved their results through a combination of changes that included switching to lower-density housing models, cleaning barns more frequently and extending the weaning period of piglets.

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