For decades, antibiotics have been used liberally in the livestock sector. This has consequences on the health of the animals, the humans that consume them, and the environment in which we live. Preventative use of antibiotics in animals can introduce antibiotics into the humans that use them and may encourage the evolution of resistant strains. In fact, the Canadian government is phasing out antibiotic use in livestock to try and curb the growth of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Antibiotic resistance is a serious issue for humans and livestock alike but is there an alternative? Some exciting research has been done in the Netherlands which suggests that homeopathy might be able to provide a solution. Read the study here or watch Rachel Roberts, CEO of the Homeopathy Research Institute, as she describes it.