Exciting changes are underway in animal agriculture. New methods of caring for and raising animals are being implemented and new animal health and nutrition products are being developed. Together they’re preventing disease, protecting animal health and reducing the need for antibiotics.
Eating meat that contains antibiotics? Despite the number of questions on this topic asked on Google, it’s not a problem. That’s because safeguards, which start on the farm and extend into the processing plant, are in place to ensure meat doesn’t contain unsafe drug residues, including from antibiotics.
Some antibiotics are approved for use in animals, others in people, and still others in both animals and people (also called shared class antibiotics), but the majority of antibiotics used in animals are non-critical to human medicine.