A Pill for Every Ill: Our Own Complacency to Blame for the Growing Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance

Dr Trisha Dowling of the CgFARAD discusses the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance.

It’s our own complacency that brought on the threat of antimicrobial resistance, says Dr 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. “We’ve used antibiotics to cover up shoddy management practices and even health practices for humans.”

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