Widespread Antibiotic Use in Livestock is Making our Children Sick

By Naturally Savvy

According to a just released report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the overuse and misuse of antibiotic use in livestock is hurting our children. The report summarizes the overuse of these drugs in livestock animals and links the practice to the development of a strain of aggressive bacterium that may not respond to antibiotics. This drastically affects physicians' abilities to treat life-threatening infections, especially in young patients.  

The report, "Nontherapeutic Use of Antimicrobial Agents in Animal Agriculture: Implications for Pediatrics," calls antimicrobial drug resistance a growing public health crisis and points to this common farming practice as a contributing cause. 

Read the full report: peds.2015-3630.full.pdf 

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Image via Rafiq Sarlie 

By Naturally Savvy| November 17, 2015
Categories:  Eat

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