The Broken Promise – Antibiotics in food animals

The Broken Promise – Antibiotics in food animals

Katie Gibas

YNN

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Beef Cattle Specialist Mike Baker says the benefits of antibiotics go past just treating illness. They also improve animal production. There are certain antibiotics in the farming industry that aren’t used in humans at all.

"Better digestion. We can have a higher level of production with less amount of feed. Less amount of feed means less amount of land that has to go into animal production and so on," said Baker.

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