Danish organic pigs Photo: AU Foulum
Some organic farmers use only a low level of antimicrobial medicine, but on most organic farms a major effort would be needed to reduce this level to something approaching zero.

Antimicrobial-free organic production seems within reach

Production without use of antimicrobials can be within reach for many organic farms with a targeted health-promoting effort.

A recent report from Aarhus University in Denmark examines the possibility of establishing organic production concepts for dairy and pig farming without using antimicrobials. The report also notes the importance of rethinking methods of using antimicrobial medicine.

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