Negative impact of antibiotic resistance in goats and sheep

Antibiotic resistance in goats and sheep negatively impacts animal health, the economy, and human health.
Up to 15% of the productivity of goats and sheep may be lost due to antibiotic resistance that fails to treat bacterial infections that cause increased morbidity and mortality. In addition, persistent bacterial infection can cause abscesses that lower the quality of carcasses and raises animal mortality. A continuing bacterial infection can cause a monthly income loss of more than 7%, equivalent to $50,000

FarmVet Dx Stewardship Program sets specific, measurable and achievable goals to increase profits and better mitigate livestock loss

As long as goats and sheep are important to human life, antibiotic resistance, even in small ruminant farms, poses a significant problem. FarmVet Dx’s antimicrobial stewardship program is a true action plan needed to stop the spread of antibiotic resistance.

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