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Economic Impact of a Ban on the Use of Over-the-Counter Antibiotics
CARD Staff Reports
  • Dermot J. Hayes, Iowa State University
  • Helen H. Jensen, Iowa State University
  • Lennart Backstrom, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Jay Fabiosa, Iowa State University
Publication Date
Series Number
99-SR 90
Because antibiotic drugs are widely used in starter, grower, finishing, and sow feeds, a ban on their use would impact pork production processes and practices, and therefore would have an economic impact on the U.S. pork industry and pork market. This study considers the economic effects of a ban in pork production, with no change of regulation on other meats. The authors examine the evidence from a range of cases from Sweden to describe what is most likely to occur if a ban on antibiotic drugs in pork production were to be implemented in the United States.
Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Citation Information
Dermot J. Hayes, Helen H. Jensen, Lennart Backstrom and Jay Fabiosa. "Economic Impact of a Ban on the Use of Over-the-Counter Antibiotics" (1999)
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