California passes landmark livestock antibiotic bill

California passes landmark livestock antibiotic bill

THE governor of California signed into law a new bill that sets aggressive, groundbreaking standards for antimicrobial drug use in the state's livestock industry.

It is seen as precedent-setting legislation in the ongoing discussion of how to reduce antibiotic resistance in both people and animals.

Currently, many antimicrobials that are medically important to human health are available at feed stores or on the internet — wi

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