Is it ever ok to use antibiotics in animals?

The Keep Antibiotics Effective Act of 2017 allows antibiotics to be used to treat sick animals and to control disease outbreaks. Why only these uses?

 

WHO Abx infographic

Experts agree that these are the appropriate ways to use antibiotics. The World Health Organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and many other scientific and medical experts.

Antibiotics should not be used routinely on animals that are not sick.

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