Antibiotics & Feed Additives

This is not about animal health. Nobody is trying to stop the use of antibiotics to treat animal disease. At issue is their use as growth promoters or feed savers - Marion Nestle

Antibiotics & Feed Additives
Antibiotics & Feed Additives

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Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics

Worldwide it is estimated that 73% of all antibiotics are used in farm animals, not people. Much of this use is routine, and enables farm animals, most often pigs and poultry but sometimes also cattle, to be kept in poor conditions where disease spreads easily. Leading authorities such as the European Medicines Agency and the WHO say that the overuse of antibiotics in farming contributes to higher levels of antibiotic resistance in some human infections.

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 Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that antibiotics are already failing and that “without urgent action we are heading for a post-antibiotic era in which common infections and minor injuries can once again kill”.

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