Yes, OTC treatments will be available but NOT antibiotics. But soon the vets will want farmers to need prescriptions for wormers and lice treatments.
How are prescriptions going to help us? Is there going to be someone stationed at the farms or slaughterhouses to see what each animal received? (More paperwork for the farmers.) Now you've added their salaries to the cost of meat. So how will this help the average American or the average farmer?
Why should livestock be treated differently? Because most farmers have fed their stock antibiotics for probably 65yrs or more. The Gov knew this and did nothing about forcing more humane ways to raise livestock so antibiotics would not be needed in such large amounts to the point resistance has built up. I would love to know how many farmers you've known trying to make a living raising hogs or beef cattle or poultry. You have no idea of the expenses they have. And to compare dogs and cats to livestock. How many, other than hoarders, have more than a few cats or dogs? A small farmer may have a few hundred hogs. Maybe 50 to 100 head of cattle. So at any one time he/she would need a prescription from their vet - to the tune of $50 or more depending in the area where they live. If the vet has to go out to the farm to make sure the animal is sick and needs drugs - add another $100 or more. You and everyone else will pay for this at the grocery store. Who benefits? The vets.
They started another scam over vaccinations to pad their wallets, to make more money, but I wont go into that right now.
A sick animal should not be sent to slaughter. Unfortunately they often are. Or they become ill in transit since they are filthy, hungry and thirsty after time on the road.
So maybe you can explain how this is beneficial to the average American. There will still be drugs in the meat unless all animals are raised organically with no antibiotics and hormones fed to them. It will be beneficial to WHO other than the vets involved with farmers.