Safe, wholesome animal proteins come from healthy animals. A top priority for America's pig farmers is healthy pigs. Just like humans, pigs get sick and need medical attention. In order to treat sick animals and ensure a healthy environment, pig farmers will seek the medical advisement of the herd’s veterinarians for the best treatment option for the particular health situation. At times, antimicrobials are necessary for the pig’s health. U.S. pig farmers are committed to responsible antibiotic use.