Pharmacokinetics studies test drug efficacy in pork production

University veterinarians take closer look at how common antibiotics move through pigs, with implications for pork production practices and food safety.

A recently completed series of studies by Iowa State veterinarians on some of the most commonly prescribed drugs used in pork production will help improve food safety and allow producers to make better use of medications.

The series of four separate studies focused on "pharmacokinetics," or how drugs move through and exit an organism. Locke Karriker, a professor and interim chair of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine and a Gustafson professor of teaching excellence,

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