Wes Schweer, Iowa State University, 2017 Pork Academy

Wes Schweer, Iowa State University, provides a detailed review and evaluation of growth promoting antibiotic alternatives in the literature. While the research does not make any recommendations on the best antibiotic growth promotant (AGP) alternatives or genetic background / health status to best evaluate on, the research does recommend necessary parameters that should be recorded and at which times, project designs to best translate smaller scaled research to the industry, and useful parameters to (or not) measure that may relate to altered pig performance/morality.