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.
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.
With these challenges in mind, US BIOLOGIC and the USDA are working together to create orally delivered vaccines for food animals that will protect against disease while lessening or eliminating the need for antibiotics.
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About One Health
“One Health is the concept that the health of animals, the health of people, and the viability of ecosystems are intricately linked.” – USDA
US BIOLOGIC is a “One Health” company, which means we see disease prevention as a process across multiple species, including companion, food, and wildlife animals, and humans. This approach has been strongly supported by the CDC, USDA, and companies like ours.