The National Pork Board has produced an informational booklet on “Non-Antimicrobial Production Enhancers.” Within the pages you will find reviews of several classes of antimicrobial alternatives that can be used to enhance hog production performance. The booklet also contains summaries of research conducted in this area sponsored by the national pork checkoff.

Copies of the booklet are available in print or electronically. Request the booklet by calling (800) 456-PORK. Ask for inventory item No. 04040.

You also can find it by going to NPB’s Web site at Once there, link to the area by selecting “Hot Topics” in the “Pork Production” menu, then scroll down to the area titled “Pork Safety/Antimicrobials/Public Health” and select the NAPES link to see a pdf file.