Use of antibiotics in animals continues to spur debate

10/18/2010 | Kansas City Star (Mo.), The

A Food and Drug Administration proposal that aims to limit the use of antibiotics in animals remains a subject of debate between the meat industry and public health experts. Health experts say use of the drugs in livestock could cause drug-resistance in humans. An official with the Kansas Livestock Association, however, argues that most who raise cattle have been using antibiotics in a "judicious" manner to prevent drug resistance. The FDA is likely to release its final guidance on antibiotic use by next year.

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