Public health concerns about antibiotic resistance are on the rise and Phibro Animal Health has launched AnimalAntibiotics.org to provide accurate and credible information while still creating open dialogue about animal agriculture and the use of antibiotics.
The site allows consumers to explore all issues surrounding animal antibiotics. Consumers can view a video series explaining how and why animal antibiotics are used, the difference between residue and resistance, as well as changes underway in the industry to ensure responsible use of antibiotics on the farm. The site’s Resource Library is a one stop source for studies, articles and regulatory information related to animal antibiotics.
Maybe the most important aspect of AnimalAntibiotics.org is Dr. Leah Dorman, Phibro Animal Health’s director of food integrity and consumer engagement. She has dedicated her entire career to animal agriculture and it’s clear she welcomes the increased consumer interest in food production and believes consumers deserve honest answers. Dr. Dorman is the vet, the mom, the farmer who provides those honest answers. I spoke with her to learn more about the site and her commitment to teaching consumers the facts.
“Antibiotics are an important tool to keep animals healthy, to prevent animal suffering and produce healthy, affordable food.” Dr. Dorman said. “The goal of the website is to tell the compelling story about the societal benefits of the use of antibiotics and the safe use of technology in producing food. It also gives the opportunity for people to engage.”
Listen to my complete interview with Dr. Dorman here: Interview with Dr. Leah Dorman, Phibro Animal Health