Organic farmers need to consider a definable but rare use of an antibiotic within organics when it’s the humane thing to do. "Organic agriculture regulations in the United States explicitly reject all applications of antibiotics for livestock." No other country has an absolute ban like the US, and the limited use of antibiotics administered by a veterinarian may be the more humane course of treatment. As the author notes, "it is better to have a live cow than a dead organic one."

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