Topic: Economics of animal rearing
5) A recent study has raised serious concerns over the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in farm animals. Examine why rampant usage of antibiotics continues unabated in farm industry and what are its health and other risks to humans. (250 Words)
Why this question?
This issue is in news thanks to fear of superbugs. Important topic for mains and is directly related to syllabus topic.
Key demand of the question:
Write why poultry industry uses antibiotics and why it’s continuing despite regulations. Secondly, examine health risks for human of using antibiotics in poultry industry.
Examine: Present facts and examples to support demand of the question.
Structure of Answer:
In the introduction write in 1-2 lines on larger implication of superbugs and how poultry industry is contributing to major health risks.
Define superbugs, antibiotic resistance.
In the body, There should be TWO main parts: One to write about reasons why poultry industry uses antibiotics (divide into sub-parts – regulation, policies, ignorance, profit etc) Second part to write about health risks (divide into sub-parts )
In the conclusion, write a 1-2 lines are need for regulation.
Tip: In question has words that have specific definition, do define them before using them randomly. This helps examiner understand that your concepts are clear.