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What Would Happen if Over-the-Counter Antibiotics Were Banned in Swine Rations?
Iowa Ag Review
  • Dermot J. Hayes, Iowa State University
  • Helen H Jensen, Iowa State University
  • Jacinto F. Fabiosa, Iowa
Abstract

A ban on over-the-counter feed antibiotics was implemented in Sweden in 1986. Similar bans were enacted in Norway in 1992, in Finland in 1996 (for grower-finishing hogs), in Denmark in 1998, and in Poland and Switzerland in 1999. In a study we conducted in 1999, we explored what would happen if a ban on the use of over-the-counter antibiotics in swine rations were to be implemented in the United States. Specifically, our purpose was to estimate the likely economic effects of such a ban on the U.S. pork industry and pork market.

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Dermot J. Hayes, Helen H Jensen and Jacinto F. Fabiosa. "What Would Happen if Over-the-Counter Antibiotics Were Banned in Swine Rations?"
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dermot_hayes/158/