Why we should talk about animals when we talk about antibiotics
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Antibiotic use in livestock has been accused of playing a major role in the emerging public health crisis of antibiotic resistance in human beings. While antibiotics are important medical tools that help to fight bacterial infections, informed scientific opinion suggests that if farmers continue to use them sub-therapeutically in animal feeds, they will pose a grave threat to human health. While this is an important issue, and one that has been taken up by many, what is also noteworthy, and what I take to be an important issue, are the ways in which the sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics in ...