This special Spokesman report on antibiotic stewardship in livestock production explores the changing relationship between Iowa farmers and their veterinarians as they work together to keep food animals healthy and meat safe for consumers, while protecting the effectiveness of critical antibiotics for human health.


Farmers, vets work together on antibiotic stewardship
Farmers, medical community cooperate for antibiotic stewardship
Close vet-farmer relationship key to success of new antibiotic rules
Vets use care when prescribing antibiotics to livestock (members only article)
Some Iowa farmers avoid antibiotics to supply niche market (members only article)


Video 1: Alyce Nieland discusses the importance of antibiotic stewardship as both a farmer and a mother.
Video 2: Veterinarian Michelle Sprague talks about new procedures for using antibiotics in livestock.
Video 3: This Iowa Minute discusses how farmers are responsible in using antibiotics.

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Antibiotic stewardship on the farm. Click on the thumbnails for a larger view, hit the back button on your browser to return.

Photo 1: Veterinarian Mitch Hiscocks and Tracy Onken discuss animal care on Onken's farm in Carroll County.
Photo 2: Alyce Nieland and Michelle Sprague discuss animal care at Neiland's
Photo 3: Alyce and Aaron Nieland make a priority out of keeping animals healthy and providing safe food.
Photo 4: Veterinarian Mitch Hiscocks
Photo 5: Veterinarian Michelle Sprague