Some of the strongest antibiotics for treatment of life threatning illness in humans are being readily used throughout Europe’s farms raising concern across the continent.
The information was brought to light by the European’s Medicine agency in their most recent report.Overall the use of antibiotics actually fell between 2-12% throughout Europe but this has lead to an increase in stronger antibiotics.
As reported in the Guardian, Spain now uses 100 times more anti biotics than Norway. This overuse has lead to animals having three times the amount of antibioitics than the human population.
The overuse of antibiotics can raise disease threshold and making these life saving drugs redudant when it comes to treating illness in the human population thus giving rise to more resistant and potentially deadly superbugs such as MRSA.
Routine use of antibiotics on animals – which is frequently used across the world as a method of promoting their growth – may well be banned across the EU to combat future untreatable human outbreaks.
We want to hear from you, how often do you administer anti-biotics to your animals? Have you thought about the longterm health risks?