Pig out

June 2012
Nature;6/28/2012, Vol. 486 Issue 7404, p440
Academic Journal
The author discusses the issue concerning the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals, which can affect the people. The author cites the efforts of Denmark to stop the use of antibiotics to promote animal growth, wherein they have reduced their overall use of antibiotics in livestock by 60% through the creation of a comprehensive surveillance system to monitor the overuse. The author notes that obtaining specific data is the first step to create a tighter control on the overuse in the U.S.


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