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Is The Tide Of Antibiotic Use On Farms Now Turning?

Enlarge this image Grass-fed, antibiotic-free cattle gather at a farm in Yamhill, Ore. For the first time, government statistics show America’s pigs, cattle and poultry are getting fewer antibiotic drugs. Don Ryan/AP hide caption toggle caption Don Ryan/AP Something unprecedented happened this week. The Food And Drug Administration released its annual accounting of antibiotics sold in America for use in poultry, pigs and cattle, and for the very first time, it reported that fewer of the drugs were sold. Sales of medically important antibiotics in 2016 declined by 14 percent,…

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