`Individual Reponses: Cow Discussion
Our team’s discussion post focused on the benefits and risks associated with the addition of antibiotics and genetically modified E. coli to cattle feed the for the cow and its microbiome. Many of the benefits included in the posts pertained to the use of antibiotics to help improve the overall health of the cow. Antibiotics are administered to cows to help foster growth and prevent the occurrence of a disease (McEachran et. al., 2015). For example, calves are given tetracycline or sulfas in order to prevent pneumonia health (“Beef Procedures: Antibiotic Use,” n.d.). Some of the articles argued that adding antibiotics to cattle feed develops better animals because they are healthier. To be more specific, Wallinga, …show more content…
D. Wallinga, D. G. S. Burch. Does adding routine antibiotics to animal feed pose a serious risk to human health? BMJ, 2013; 347 (jul09 3): f4214 DOI: 10.1136/bmj.f4214. This is a peer -reviewed source. The source is not bias because it states the advantages and disadvantages related to the use of antibiotics in cows. The source is reliable because it is published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. This information is valuable to my argument because it provides information on the dangers of antibiotics in cattle feed.
4. Oliver, P. Stephen., Shelton, E. Murinda., & Jayarao, M. (2010). Impact of Antibiotic Use in Adult Dairy Cows on Antimicrobial Resistance of Veterinary and Human Pathogens: A Comprehensive Review. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. DOI: 10.1089/fpd.2010.0730. This is a peer -reviewed source. The source is bias because the authors’ focus on the advantages associated with the use of antibiotics in cows. The source is reliable because it is published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. This information is relevant to my argument because it provides information on the usefulness of antibiotics in cattle