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September 19, 2019 - Bureau Of Investigative Journalism

Critical antibiotics still used on US farm animals despite superbug crisis

Critical antibiotics still used on US farm animals despite superbug crisis
Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

Antibiotics crucial to human medicine are still being used in “unacceptable” quantities on US livestock farms, despite rules brought in last year intended to curb their use and combat the spread of deadly superbugs.

Tests on thousands of meat samples carried out by the US Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) show that farm animals are still being dosed with powerful antibiotics classified as “critically important” to human health. The widespread use of such drugs on livestock is one of the key drivers of antibiotic resistance, a growing public health crisis.

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