Antibiotics are one of the most highly utilized and important medication classes in medicine. Did you know that livestock animals such as cows, pigs, and chickens can receive antibiotics? Resistance to antibiotics is a growing concern, not only in humans but also in livestock animals. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in such a way that the effectiveness of drugs is reduced.
For your initial post, research antibiotic resistance further and address the following:
- How does antibiotic resistance develop?
- What complications can occur from antibiotic resistance, both in humans and in livestock?
- Should we decrease the use of antibiotics in humans and livestock animals?