Iowa Becomes Battleground for Campaign to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Livestock

by 5m Editor
12 March 2004, at 12:00am

IOWA - Iowa is a key battleground for supporters of legislation to reduce use of many antibiotics in livestock production. Livestock producers employ many of the same antibiotics used to treat human illnesses in poultry and swine feed to promote growth and reduce disease. Scientists increasingly believe antibiotic resistance spreads as a genetic trait from bacteria found in animals to bacteria that cause human diseases, according to Dr. David Wallinga of The Campaign to End Antibiotic Overuse.

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