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Foundation finds barriers to new animal drug use policies

A National Farm Foundation report says there are major barriers to the successful implementation of new animal drug use policies on antibiotics that go into effect in less than a year. Foundation president Neil Conklin tells Brownfield there is still an education gap, “There’s a lack of awareness in some parts of the livestock sector and a need for more education and better information.” He says the education gaps are throughout but mostly among smaller, independent producers. National Farm Foundation has unveiled its report at the national summit going on in Washington, DC about Antibiotic Stewardship put on by the foundation, the USDA, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.