Shortage of large-animal veterinarians could risk food safety

11/5/2010 | USA Today

Fewer veterinarians are working with farm animals, a trend that is prompting food-safety concerns because "they're basically on the front line when it comes to maintaining a safe food supply," said a spokesman for the American Veterinary Medical Association. Just 2% of veterinary-school students said in a survey that they plan to work with large animals, but some schools and states are working to increase the numbers.

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