Antibiotics are important for managing animal health and decreasing pain and suffering while helping to prevent foodborne illness, according to members of the Coalition for Animal Health including the AVMA, who recently briefed congressional staffers on the role antibiotics play in protecting animal and human health. Veterinarians Dr. Christine Hoang of the AVMA, Dr. Scott Hurd of Iowa State University and Dr. Rich Carnevale of the Animal Health Institute were among the presenters.

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