Assessment of the knowledge and behavior of backyard and small-scale producers in California regarding disease prevention, biosecurity practices and antibiotics use

  08 December 2022

The number and popularity of backyard poultry and livestock farming have rapidly increased in California as well as other states in the United States following consumers’ preference for local and organic products in the last few years. This study aimed to investigate current on-farm management and farmers’ understanding of Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) and California Senate Bill (SB) 27 implications for disease prevention, biosecurity procedures, and antimicrobial use in small-scale and backyard farms in California. 

Further reading: Plos One
Author(s): Kyuyoung Lee, Richard V. Pereira, Beatriz Martínez-López, Roselle C. Busch, Alda F. A. Pires
Healthy Animals  


Unrestricted financial support by:

Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition


JSS University


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