A survey to describe beef producer opinions on antibiotic use and consumer perceptions of antibiotics in the beef industry
Keywords:Antibiotic, beef industry, producers, veterinarians, animal health, antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic use is of interest to all involved in the beef industry, including producers, veterinarians, and consumers. Beef producers and veterinarians are constantly working together to improve animal health and production, especially in regards to antibiotic use. This survey was created by industry veterinarians at Kansas State University to explore producers' use of antibiotics in the beef industry, their opinions on antibiotic resistance, and their perceptions of consumer opinions of antibiotic use. To date, no other literature exists exploring these topics at the producer level.