Why is banned salbutamol still being fed to pigs in Vietnam?

Many farms in Vietnam often use salbutamol on buyers' advice.

Vietnamese pig farmers have been using salbutamol to enhance lean meat in pork production for decades.

This beta-agonist, is a bronchodilator used in human medicine to treat asthma and other respiratory diseases. It is used in small doses under doctor’s supervision as it becomes toxic if used im...

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Regional Correspondent and Assistant Editor, Asian Pork Magazine, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Ha Thu’s ‘Income from waste, the next big thing in animal production’ explores how processing livestock waste can be an environmentally sustainable, income-generating solution.