Why Use Antibiotics

Supporting Safe & Healthy food, animals, people and planet

Safe, Healthy & Affordable Food

Wondering about antibiotics in food? See an illustration of the safeguards related to antibiotic residue, and learn about the link between the responsible use of antibiotics and the ability to produce safe food.

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Animal Benefits

As with people, animals sometimes get sick from bacterial infections. The responsible use of antibiotics relieves animal suffering and helps veterinarians uphold their oath.

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Effect on Human Health

Farmers, veterinarians and medical doctors share the concern about antibiotic resistance, but many confuse it with antibiotic residue. Learn the difference and find out what you can do to ensure the safety of the food you serve your family.

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Effects on the Environment

Learn about the connection between keeping animals healthy and ensuring a healthy environment.

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