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Food production
Veterinary contribution to food production
  1. Neil Howie
  1. The Laurels, Chapel Lane, Ravensmoor, Nantwich CW5 8PT
  1. email: neilvethowie{at}

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IN the last paragraph of his overview of antimicrobial use in animals, Luca Guardabassi (VR, December 21/28, 2013, vol 173, pp 559-602) asks us to redirect the discussion on to questions about the production of meat to match the expected 50 per cent increase in consumption in developing countries between 1999 and 2030. We are around halfway through that period, with 2030 no further ahead of us than the dotcom bubble of 1999 is behind us. A large proportion of today's veterinarians and undergraduates will be active through these years. It is right that, …

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