Tag Archives: Antibiotics

Antibiotics In Farm Animals

Did you know that the amount of antibiotics sold in the U.S. for use in livestock is four times higher that the amount sold for use in people?   Did you know that this overuse of antibiotics in farm animal has contributed greatly to the dramatic increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria?   For many years… Read More »

Warning of ‘Pig Zero’: One Drugmaker’s Push to Sell More Antibiotics

Facing a surge in drug-resistant infections, the World Health Organization issued a plea to farmers two years ago: “Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals.” But at last year’s big swine industry trade show, the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, one of the largest manufacturers of drugs for livestock was pushing the opposite message. “Don’t… Read More »

Discovery by Canadian researchers of how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics could lead to more effective drugs

Ontario researchers say they have discovered how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, a finding they say could help combat the growing problem. Maikel Rheinstadter, a physics professor with McMaster University in Hamilton, and Andree Khondker, an undergraduate biochemistry student, said they found bacteria fight off antibiotics by stiffening their cell membranes and changing the barrier’s… Read More »

Should You Take Probiotics if You Must Take Antibiotics?

Your intestinal bacteria are part of your immune system, and researchers are discovering that microbes of all kinds play instrumental roles in countless areas of your health. For example, beneficial bacteria, also known as probiotics, have been shown to: Modulate your immune response1 and reduce inflammation2 Produce vitamins,3 absorb minerals4 and break down indigestible dietary… Read More »