The orthodox medicines predominantly used in conventional farming tend to treat the symptoms rather than the causes of diseases. In organic farming, on the other hand, we prioritise preventive measures that prevent animals from becoming ill in the first place.
Nevertheless, even organic animals become ill from time to time. When this happens, organic farmers must first try natural remedies such as medicinal herbs, homoeopathy and acupuncture.
There are very strict requirements when it comes to using antibiotics and other common medicines on organic animals:
As a consequence, organic farmers only use antibiotics when they have exhausted all other options.