ERS issues report on antibiotic use in livestock

ERS issues report on antibiotic use in livestock

THERE is mounting concern that the use of antibiotics in livestock will contribute to antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, with repercussions for human and animal health.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS) has issued a report that explores how limiting antibiotic use for livestock productivity enhancement purposes may affect farmer practices and profits as well as market prices

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