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3 reasons why antibiotics are given to farm animals

July 13, 2017

Animal welfare, food safety and sustainability – there are good reasons animals raised for food are given antibiotics. Responsible use of antibiotics is the key, and procedures are in place to ensure there are no unsafe residues in meat, milk and eggs.

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Balancing Concerns

October 7, 2016

As a veterinarian, it is my duty to weigh the decision on whether to use antibiotics on the farm in order to balance both public health and animal needs. I took an oath to prevent and treat animal suffering as well as promote public health and protect animal health. It’s a real balancing act some days, but when an animal is sick with a bacterial infection, treating it with antibiotics is the right thing to do.

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My Path to Becoming a Veterinarian: Relieving Human and Animal Suffering

January 27, 2016

As a veterinarian, I took an oath to protect animal health, prevent animal suffering and to promote human health. Remaining true to these values to relieve the suffering of both humans and animals has been a driving force in my life, and this commitment led me to become a veterinarian. My career track began…

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