Farmers, ranchers and veterinarians take this issue of antimicrobial resistance very seriously. Nothing is more important to us than public health, animal health and well-being and a safe food supply. If a problem existed, those most likely to be affected are those of us who work on the farm and our families.
Although most scientists agree that improper use of antibiotics in human medicine is the greatest contributing factor in the formation of resistant bacteria affecting humans, the government, animal health industry, farmers and ranchers have implemented multiple steps to ensure antibiotic use in food producing animals does not affect human health.
Antibiotic use practices in food animals is based on years of veterinary directives, practical experience, scientific analyses, and risk assessments that work to ensure both animal health and public health.
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