Posts tagged ‘livestock’

April 11, 2012

The Daily Scoop: U.S. Tightens Rules on Livestock Antibiotics Use

Farmers and ranchers will for the first time be required to get a prescription from a veterinarian before using antibiotics in cattle, pigs, chickens and other animals, federal food regulators announced on Wednesday. Officials hope the move will slow the indiscriminate use of the drugs, which has made them increasingly ineffective in humans.     

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