Senate Bill Aims To Reduce Antibiotic Use In Livestock

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT) -- A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday would clamp down on the use of antibiotics in the feed and water of cattle that are not sick, a common practice that public-health advocates and the bill's sponsor blame for the proliferation of drug-resistant "superbugs."

The Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act, introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., would require meat producers to prove they are giving antibiotics that are also used by humans to livestock to fight a diagnosable illness.

Constantly giving the drugs to livestock at...
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