Like all of us, sometimes animals get sick. When it’s a bacterial infection, treating them with antibiotics is the right thing to do. Learn how antibiotics treat, control and prevent diseases on the farm.
It takes a team to keep animals healthy – farmers, veterinarians, nutritionists and others who work 24/7 to make sure we have access to safe, wholesome meat, milk and eggs. But animal health goes beyond providing important sources of protein. Our planet benefits, too.
Farmers focus every day on ensuring their animals are healthy, and innovations in animal health are providing more tools than ever before. One area that has grown dramatically is nutritional products. You might be surprised to learn how these products are changing farm animal care.
Role of Animal Health in Environmental Health
Farmers and ranchers are committed to taking care of the natural resources needed to produce food. Their focus on sustainability and continually innovating to do more with less includes protecting the earth and keeping animals healthy.
One Health: An Approach for People, Animals and the Planet
Keeping animals healthy helps protect human health and preserve the environment. The interconnected nature of people, animals and the planet are increasingly evident. It’s the inspiration behind a global effort called the One Health Initiative.
Vaccines are an important tool to keep animals healthy and food safe. Victories over certain diseases have been achieved thanks to animal vaccines, which also help to control diseases that are still circulating. Disease prevention equals less animal suffering.