It’s our own complacency that brought on the threat of antimicrobial resistance, says Trisha Dowling, a professor of veterinary clinical pharmacology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. “We got complacent just pretty much thinking there was a pill for every ill. So there’s been a whole lot of use of antibiotics just in case someone or some animal might get an infection,” Dowling explained in a recent interview (included below). “We’ve used antibiotics to cover up shoddy management practices and even health practices for humans.” Antimicrobials have been prescribed and used when there is no diagnosis, or when the ill-suited culprit is a virus, and…
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