Oyindamola (Dee) Adedipe: The Kenmore Case Study
`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, and Burch …show more content…
The project has many advantages for the cow, but there are several major risks factors. The project could improve the health of the cow. The Baroness should proceed with caution because the overuse of antibiotics can lead to bacterial resistant and other adverse consequences.
1. McEachran, Andrew D. "Antibiotics, Bacteria, and Antibiotic Resistance Genes: Aerial Transport from Cattle Feed Yards via Particulate Matter." Protest.com. Research, Apr. 2015. Web. 17 Oct. 2016. This article is a peer-reviewed source. It may provide a biased view since it focused primarily on the risks of antibiotics. The source is reliable because it is published in the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences journal. This information is valuable to my argument because it explains that adding antibiotics to cattle feed could lead to bacterial resistance and some benefits of antibiotics. .
2. Beef Procedures: Antibiotic Use. (n.d.). Retrieved October 24, 2016, from