Conventional doctors and veterinarians prescribe antibiotics because that is how they were trained to respond to an infection in a patient. Their medical training does not provide them with any other options to deal with infections. Medical training teaches future healthcare professionals that bacteria must be attacked and killed in order to stop infection.
Are there side effects to antibiotic use?
The gastro-intestinal tract is a mini-eco system of bacteria. It is well documented that antibiotics disturb the natural balance of flora in the gut as they kill off all types of bacteria, good and bad. When the gut flora becomes damaged and out of balance this causes disruptions in the function of the immune system. Opportunistic flora is then able to flourish which causes a further decline in health.
"All disease begins in the gut"