The use of broad-spectrum antibiotics can produce a bleeding diathesis characterized by hematomas, hematuria, melena, and bleeding from the gums by decreasing the normal gut flora and inducing a deficiency of a certain vitamin.
7.2.1 Which vitamin is deficient? Explain
After animals have been fed antibiotics over a period of time, they retain the strains of bacteria which are resistant to antibiotics. These bacteria proliferate in the animal. Through interaction, the resistant bacteria are transmitted to the other animals, thus forming a colonization of antibiotic resistant bacteria.