Reducing antibiotic use: Case report from a Dutch pig farm – Innovation for Agriculture

26 Aug 2017

Here we report findings from a leading Dutch pig farm during a visit by Innovation for Agriculture in June 2017.

“Cutting down on antibiotic usage without compromising on animal welfare is something all farmers can achieve,” Dutch pig farmer Henk Roefs said. Mr Roefs shared how he has managed to cut down on antibiotic usage to 90 percent in the last 10 years in his pig unit which comprises of 5000 fatteners, 2500 weaners and 750 sows.
Key management tips:
Starting with healthy pigs
Staff education
Management at weaning


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