Are antibiotics fed to animals to promote growth?

This is a common misconception. Antibiotics allow the animal to remain healthy. When an animal is healthy, it will eat normally and gain weight. Just like humans who are sick, the desire to eat and drink is low. This is true for animals as well. Antibiotics for animals are used judiciously and in cooperation with a veterinarian.

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USFRA Point of View

USFRA's View on Hormones Hormones occur naturally in living animals and even in some produce. Many consumers have questions about supplemental hormone use in raising farm animals. Farmers and ranchers are committed to sharing information and answering questions about hormone use so consumers can... Read more