Category: Animal Antibiotics

 

When science and some consumers are on opposite sides of an issue

May 9, 2017

There’s strong evidence antibiotics used in livestock and poultry are not driving antibiotic resistance in humans, that responsible use of antibiotics minimizes agriculture’s environmental impact, and unsafe antibiotic residue in food from animals is uncommon. While science is the foundation of those findings, and decision-making processes people use to form opinions are complex, it can be discouraging when groups or individuals choose to support science only when it agrees with issues upon which they’ve made up their minds.


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FDA approves animal drugs, too; rigorous process followed

April 21, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration not only has an intensive approval process for drugs for animals that’s similar to the approval human drugs undergo, but the FDA performs additional studies on drugs for food-producing animals not required for human drugs to be sure meat, milk and eggs are safe for us to consume, and that the drugs are safe for the environment. This process is intended to ensure public health.


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Animal antibiotics conversation requires context

March 27, 2017

Comparing animal and human antibiotic use is complicated. That’s why the proper context is so important.


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