yeah, this is going to have a huge impact on my animals and my family. we are trying to buy up what we can, but not everything lasts forever, even if you have it. I’m almost out of antibiotics from 5 years ago when they made water-soluble antibiotics prescription only. so now if you get a lamb or calf with scours, you got to spend the money to take them to the vet for antibiotics, when it would have just been a few cents and a shot within a few minutes of noticing, now. your cow develops mastitis? can’t buy the infusion for it now. take your cow to the vet. don’t have a trailer/truck/$300 to pay for this trip? don’t have a livestock vet in the area? too bad. you shouldn’t have livestock then.
I believe it is a move to try to make owning livestock too expensive and decrease the number of small farms. because you know large operations already have a vet on staff to prescribe anything.