(ANIMAL SCIENCE) Mutant bacteria strands that have become resistant to antibiotics are a major concern for ranchers as well as for consumers. Currently, herd health practices are changing in hopes of minimizing potential risks. Within three years, certain antibiotics important to human medicine will be phased out of farm use for good. Yet, there is still no proven connection to antibiotic treatment failure in humans as a result of consuming animals who have been given antibiotics. Check out the article below for more on medications used on livestock and potentially dangerous mutant bacteria strands. — Global Animal

Some antibiotics will no longer be used on farm animals. Photo Credit: Rodale
Some antibiotics will no longer be used on farm animals. Photo Credit: Rodale

Read the New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/opinion/antibiotics-farm-animals-and-you.html?src=recg

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