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Waste not, want not? Poultry "feather meal" as another source of antibiotics in feed

The ecology of antibiotic resistance on farms is complicated. Animals receive antibiotic doses in their food and water, for reasons of growth promotion, disease prophylaxis, and treatment. Other chemicals in the environment, such as cleaning products or antimicrobial metals in the feed, may also act as drivers of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic-resistant organisms may also be present in the environment already, from the air, soil, or manure pits within or near the barns.
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Will FDA’s Voluntary Plan Actually Reduce Antibiotics in Animal Feed?

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : Food Safety News (last year)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released the final version of a voluntary plan to phase out the use of certain antibiotics in food animals. Antibiotics are added to the feed or drinking water of cattle, hogs, poultry and o... Read Post

Ongoing Debate Over Farm Animal Antibiotics Provides Ongoing Opportunity for Vets to Look Foolish

Lifestyle / Pets & Animals : Dogster (4 years ago)

In the USA farm animals routinely receive antibiotics in their food. There are two common reasons for this. Antibiotics sometimes are added to food because they promote growth. In certain instances adding antibiotics to animal feed ... Read Post

Shelley A. Hearne: Save Lives, Save Animals by Saving Antibiotics

Lifestyle : Huffington Post: Living Blog (5 years ago)

Three decades of scientific research has demonstrated that feeding low doses of antibiotics to food animals over time promotes the development of drug-resistant bacteria that can spread to humans. Read Post

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