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Livestock Antibiotics to be Limited
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Apr 7, 2014 10:39 AM CDT

DAVENPORT, Neb. (DTN) -- The implementation of a Food and Drug Administration plan to phase out use of antibiotics in livestock for food production is not expected to have serious financial implications for U.S. livestock producers.

On Dec. 11, 2013, FDA announced implementation of the plan and asked the animal pharmaceutical industry to withdraw such drugs from production, as stated in its Guidance for Industry No. 213. In addition, FDA is requiring oversight by a veterinarian for use of antibiotics.

The changes do not have to do with antibiotic injections used to treat bacterial infections, but rather for antibiotics administered ...

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