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New livestock antibiotic rules proposed

New livestock antibiotic rules proposed
William Flynn, center, deputy director for science policy at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, addressed the National Institute for Animal Agriculture Antibiotic Symposium in Ames.

Access to effective disease treatment for livestock is vital to producing healthy animals, but the specter of antibiotic resistant infection still hangs over the industry.

Rules published in 2012 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) have helped limit use of these drugs, and new rules now in development hope to take these restrictions further in a bid to extend the life of these treatments.

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