Ethical Argument In Favor Of Nano-Enabled Diagnostics In Cattle Industry

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Burkhalter, E. (2014, January 25). FDA 's new policy on animal antibiotic use draws scrutiny from farmers, advocates and industry. Anniston Star, The (AL). [popular] This article is from an Alabama Newspaper and discusses the effects of regulating antibiotics in the poultry and cattle industry. I plan on using this article because it provides quotes from experts in the cattle and poultry production industry. Experts in the cattle and poultry industry worry “the changing of the way farmers obtain antibiotics won’t change the number used.” The article also provides feedback from advocates against the use of antibiotics. The article explains the veterinarians, who prescribe the antibiotics, stand point on the topic. I plan on also using …show more content…
D. (2008). An Ethical Argument in Favor of Nano-enabled Diagnostics in Livestock Disease Control. NanoEthics Nanoethics, 2(2), 163-178. doi:10.1007/s11569-008-0034-y [scholarly]
This article describes the rise of epidemics in the livestock industry and how using Nano-enabled diagnostics in disease surveillance which will help lower and prevent the spread of disease in livestock by signaling which animals are infected before the disease can spread to other livestock. This new technology could lead to a decline in the number of animals being vaccinated. This article also explains the costs of diseases born epidemics in the livestock industry such as the avian flu and the impact the disease outbreak has on both the farmer and general public. However this will not prevent losing livestock due to illness, but gives an alternative to prevention. I plan on using this article to explain different alternatives to using vaccinations in livestock, and the pros and cons of using the new strategy of deterring the spread of disease. In order to lower the number of livestock being vaccinated ultimately lowering the number of disease that are exposed and resistant to
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The three pathogens studied were Salmonella, Toxoplasma, and Trichinella seropositivity which have the highest importance to the pork industry and the bacteria also has specific ways of contamination. This helps determine how the food became infected. The study concluded that pigs raised in outdoor ABF environments had a higher percentage of infection with the three pathogens. I plan on using this study to describe the significance of using antibiotics and to give support to the use of antibiotics. While also explaining the way food borne pathogens arise from different bacteria throughout the stages of production. For instance some pathogens arise before the animal is slaughtered, while other cuts of meat can become contaminated due to cuts of meats, cross contaminating or touching during the slaughtering

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