EU SPENDS BIG
IPC Portugal Conference
The International Poultry Council (IPC) has pledged that the global poultry industry will move toward a coordinated effort aimed at addressing antibiotic resistance in animal agriculture.
At the IPC’S recent conference in Estoril, Portugal, delegates from more than 20 countries examined the issue of antimicrobial resistance and agreed to issue a comprehensive report in the near future. IPC members also discussed their obligation to ensure that animals in their care are free from disease and as healthy as possible.
“The IPC shares the public’s concern about antibiotic resistance, which is an issue of global significance,” said IPC President Jim Sumner, president of the USA Poultry
L to R Peter Bradnock, IPC Policy Affairs Consultant; Marilia Rangel Campos, IPC SG; Dr Monique Eloit, DG OIE; Jim Sumner, President IPC and President USAPEEC; Ricardo Santin, Vice President IPC and Vice President ABPA; and Kevin Lovell, Chairman of the Animal Health and Welfare Working Group IPC.