FDA is proposing restrictions on use of antibiotics in livestock

Overuse of antibiotics in livestock may be increasing the presence of drug-resistant bacteria and threatening human health, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Because of this, the FDA is proposing that antibiotic use on farms be supervised by a veterinarian and be limited to preventing or treating illness in animals, and not for animal growth. "We'll have less antibiotic resistance in animals and less antibiotic resistance in humans," an FDA official said recently.

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