How Antibiotics Are Used on the Farm
Recently, the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) released a new video that explores how antibiotics are used in livestock production. The topic of antibiotic use in livestock is a hotly debated and incredibly misunderstood area of food production, and the increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance in humans has the medical establishment looking at agriculture for potential causes.
Dr. Brad Jones, a veterinarian with the University of Nebraska and Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center takes viewers on a virtual tour of a livestock production facility to show the decision-making process regarding antibiotic use in cattle and pigs, including the diagnosis of illnesses, treatment and antibiotic use considerations and how animals are tracked from antibiotic administration to harvest.
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