Effects to the Environment

Antibiotics are part of sustainable production.

 

When left untreated,

sick animals can die. It would then require more animals, more food and water to produce the same amount of consumable meat, which drives up cost at the supermarket.

Environmental Impact

Sick animals have a larger environmental impact, while healthy
animals use fewer natural resources

More grain must be used for feed, which requires more fertilizer, water and acres of land.

Antibiotics help reduce the consumption of natural resources

Responsible use of antibiotics helps keep animals and the environment healthy.

When left untreated, sick animals can die. It would then require more animals, more food and water to produce the same amount of consumable meat, which drives up the cost in the supermarket. With more animals to feed, more grain must be grown, which requires more fertilizer, water and acres of land.

Practices that allow farmers and veterinarians to treat sick animals, resulting in the use of fewer natural resources, are good for the environment and good for everybody.