Economic impact of removing arrival metaphylaxis in the U.S. stocker and feedlot industry
Keywords:antibiotic resistance, stock and flow chain models, high-risk calves
Antibiotic resistance continues to be at the forefront of issues facing animal agriculture. As policies and regulations become more restrictive regarding antimicrobial use, producers, veterinarians, and industry representatives should cooperatively prepare to use less antimicrobials. The objective of this study was to use stock and flow value-chain models to understand how cattle markets would respond to various antimicrobial use policies based on profitability.