When an animal’s well-being is being threatened, when disease or injury are too great, when quality of life has decreased dramatically – there’s often only one remaining option. The current pandemic has forced many farmers to make heartbreaking decisions.
Farmers, veterinarians and the animal health community have committed to responsible use of antibiotics to ensure animal health and well-being. Importantly, they’ve also made substantial progress over time. I share my thoughts on some bigger picture implications for animal health and welfare in my latest blog.