Can Farmers Use Antibiotics?

Farmers can use antibiotics in chicken farming to protect the health and welfare of the birds. Antibiotics are given to treat the birds when they are sick, and to prevent them from getting sick in the first place.

What Is Antibiotic Resistance?

Resistance is when bacteria stop responding, or don’t respond as well, to antibiotics. It’s a phenomenon that pre-dates man made antibiotics, however, any antibiotic use, in humans OR animals, can lead to resistance.