Antibiotics remain 'viable' option for poultry

Poultry health, welfare "should not be sacrificed in the name of marketing," according to American Association of Avian Pathologists.

Antibiotic use in poultry should be minimized through carefully planned and well-executed preventive practices, according to to a new position statement released by the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP).

However, the association added, antibiotics should remain "a viable option when appropriate and necessary for the health and well-being of the animal, even when marketing and consumer preference dictate otherwise."

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