Antibiotic Resistance Still Rising Despite Lower Feed Use

Antibiotic Resistance Still Rising Despite Lower Feed Use

Cattlenetwork.com

KANSAS CITY (Dow Jones)–Disease resistance to antibiotics among humans and animals continues to rise, despite declines in their use as a feed-ration

additive to prevent illness and to promote growth in livestock and poultry, according to scientists and livestock industry members.

In addition, worldwide use of antibiotics to treat sick animals has increased in the last seven years, but total use remains below mid-1990s peaks, according to statistics for Europe by the Danish government.

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