New report sheds light on the connection between antibiotic resistance and poor animal welfare
Antibiotics are essential for treating bacterial diseases in animals used in food production. However, their widespread use as a preventive measure, rather than for treating sick animals, has become a common practice in intensive farming systems. Not only does this allow poor animal welfare, but this is an urgent human health concern as well. This excessive use of antibiotics contributes to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as "superbugs," which pose a significant threat to public health. This is a crisis we cannot ignore.
Our latest report, ‘Reducing antibiotic use in farming through improvements to animal welfare’, highlights the overuse of antibiotics in intensive animal agriculture and why immediate action is critical!
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Antibiotic resistance is a serious global problem, and its connection to the well-being of farm animals is increasingly being recognized.