Use of antibiotics in cows is debated as new MRSA strain emerges

06/7/2011 | (U.K.)

Dairy farming leaders in the U.K. say the may re-examine their use of antibiotics as groups call for an end to excessive use of the drugs, which can promote the growth of drug-resistant bacteria such as a strain of MRSA that's beginning to emerge in cow's milk. Some farmers argue that they use the drugs according to instructions to prevent pain, suffering and miscarriages in their herds.

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