Antibiotics in livestock farming, if used responsibly, can be an effective method of disease prevention and treatment, says an animal expert from Purdue University. "People think all of the livestock feed is laced with antibiotics, and that is just not true. Every commodity group has guidelines, and the American Veterinary Medical Association has guidelines. The best thing for the producers to do is to work with their veterinarians so they can use these products in the healthiest, most efficient ways possible," the expert adds.

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