Economics of Antibiotic Growth Promoters in Livestock

Posted: 12 Oct 2015

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Aude Teillant

Princeton University - Princeton Environmental Institute

Charles Brower

The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP)

Ramanan Laxminarayan

The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP); Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy; Princeton University

Date Written: October 2015

Abstract

Rapidly rising incomes are driving demand for animal protein and livestock globally. The move toward more intensive production systems to support this increased demand is projected to increase the dependence on antibiotic growth promoters. The volume of antibiotics used for growth promotion in livestock outstrips that used for disease treatment in humans and creates significant selection pressure for the evolution of antibiotic resistance — a challenge for global health and resource conservation. This review describes the benefits and costs of antibiotic growth promoters in livestock and considers the prospects for more fully accounting for the externality costs.

Suggested Citation

Teillant, Aude and Brower, Charles and Laxminarayan, Ramanan, Economics of Antibiotic Growth Promoters in Livestock (October 2015). Annual Review of Resource Economics, Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp. 349-374, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2672267 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-resource-100814-125015

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