Record-High Antibiotic Sales for Meat and Poultry

Feb 07, 2013

Antibiotic InfographicThe same antibiotics used to treat sick people are also given to healthy animals — in much greater numbers — to make them grow faster and to compensate for overcrowded and unsanitary conditions. These practices are contributing to the emergence of drug-resistant superbugs that make infections more difficult and costly to treat. In 2011, more antibiotics were sold for use in meat and poultry production than ever before.

View the infographic, Record-High Antibiotic Sales for Meat and Poultry, on Pew's Health Initiatives website.

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