Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance is caused by harmful bacterial microbes adapting to treatments like antibiotics. The chart below shows how resistance to commonly prescribed antibiotics, can lead to problems for humans and the food we eat.National Summary Data, Antibiotic Resistance

(Source: CDC, 2013)

To help stop antimicrobial resistance, many consumers are no longer purchasing meat from companies that over-use antibiotics. Producers, in turn, are forced reduce their antibiotics usage.

At the same time, without antibiotics, the diseases will spread uncontrolled.

US BIOLOGIC is a One Health company that supports the use of a variety of techniques to reduce the need for antibiotics, with orally delivered vaccines being a key opportunity to reduce antimicrobial resistance.

These safe, effective, and cost-efficient vaccines can limit a range of diseases, such as coccidiosis, while at the same time reduce the need for antibiotics.

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