Questions & Answers

Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about antibiotic use in animals.

 

 

Antibiotic Use in Animals

What is antibiotic resistance?
What role does the agricultural use of antibiotics play in the overall issue of antibiotic resistance?
Are there scientific studies on the risk of human resistance resulting from animal antibiotic use?
Are there scientific studies on agriculture’s contribution to antibiotic resistance?
What is antibiotic residue and is my meat safe to eat?
What causes antibiotic resistance and what role does the agricultural use of antibiotics play in the overall issue?





Affordability and Sustainability & Antibiotics and Food Safety

What can consumers do to make sure meat is safe?
What is the public benefit of using antibiotics in livestock and poultry?
Are there environmental implications to using antibiotics in livestock and poultry?





Antibiotics and Animal Welfare

Is antibiotic use in the best interest of animals?
Why are drugs used in human medicine also used in farm animals?
Are antibiotics used in animals that are not sick?
What about companies that are raising antibiotic-free animals?
What is being done to reduce the use of animal antibiotics?
Is anything being done to find alternatives to the use of animal antibiotics?





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