Antibiotic Use in Animals & the Alarming Uptick in “Superbugs”
80% of Antibiotics Are Administered to Farm Animals, Not Humans
The overuse of antibiotics has contributed to the development of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” - which are proving incredibly dangerous to humans - such a MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). The good news? Healthcare providers have become more vigilant about not overprescribing antibiotics. Yet what is not as well known is that a whopping 80% of antibiotics are administered to healthy farm animals and poultry to prevent disease in shockingly overcrowded, unsanitary conditions, and to promote growth of the livestock. Yikes!