Featured Publication – Emergence of resistance genes in fecal samples of antibiotic-treated Philippine broilers emphasizes the need to review local farming practices
Poultry industry gross output value has been steadily increasing in the Philippines (Statista, 2021). Among the regions, Central Luzon has the highest total chicken inventory with 26.98 million birds (PSA, 2021). A leading producer in the region is the province of Pampanga, with 164.48 thousand metric tons of chickens a year (Mapa, 2021). Nevertheless, accompanying the rise in poultry production is the challenge of maintaining an environmentally sound and ecologically sustainable means of the industry.