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This NebGuide explains why antibiotics must be used with care and how to prudently use antibiotics to treat food animals.

Antibiotics are used to improve animal health and productivity. You, the animal caregiver, make important decisions about how antibiotics are finally used in food producing animals. Antibiotics should be used prudently to ensure they are effective, do not leave residues in food, and will continue to benefit man and animals in the future. Are you prepared to make the best decisions about using antibiotics in animals?