The session comes in light of recent federal legislation proposed in Washington that would severely reduce the ability for livestock producers and veterinarians to prevent and control diseases in livestock.
Dr. Dee Griffin, professor with the University of Nebraska in the Veterinary and Biomedical Science Department, will speak about the current attack on using antibiotics in cattle herds and the science supporting their continued use in food animals during the session.
“Texas cattle ranchers work extremely hard to take care of their animals so they can continue to provide safe and healthy beef to families around the world,” Griffin said. “In order to do this, they must be able to responsibly administer safe antibiotics to prevent and control diseases.”
“Defending Antibiotics in Cattle Management” is just one of nine breakout sessions scheduled to take place during the convention.