Back from The Vet: Antibiotic Use in Goats

Back from The Vet: Antibiotic Use in Goats
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes Antibiotics have been, and continue to be, a hot button item. Their use, especially in livestock, is becoming increasingly more controversial. As concern for antibiotic resistance rises, federal and state regulations are further restricting their use. Though many goat owners consider their animals pets rather than livestock, they still fall under the same regulation. Goat and other livestock owners must be proactive to ensure the health of their animals is maintained.  Antibiotic resistance in people has been the greatest concern leading to the increased regulation of antibiotic use in livestock. Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to treatment using common antibiotics, making infections more difficult to clear. Antibiotics that are medically important in human medicine are those being most regulated at this time. Though use in livestock is likely a small contributor to bacterial resistance in people, careful use of antibiotics is essential to

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