Antibiotics in livestock

interesting article in terms of what you need to know regarding use of antibiotics in livestock.

“Antibiotics are a crucial tool in both human and animal medicine, and overusing them threatens their effectiveness. But a lot of the attention on the livestock issue has been around a move towards “antibiotic-free” meat, which misses the point. After all, animals raised in an “antibiotic-free” program still have to be treated with antibiotics if they get sick; they will just wind up in the conventional market if they do. As with so many hot-button issues, the answer lies in the middle: responsible antibiotics use, not a blanket ban. That way we can keep our animals healthy, while also making sure our “miracle drugs” keep working in the future.” Click to read full article…

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