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Medical News & Perspectives
July 14, 1999

Animal Feed Antibiotic Use Raises Drug Resistance Fear

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JAMA. 1999;282(2):120-122. doi:10.1001/jama.282.2.120-JMN0714-4-1

Washington—A resurgence of interest in the use of antibiotics in food animal feeds and the extent to which the practice contributes to the development of antibiotic resistance has stimulated recent discussion. The central issue is the use of antibiotics for growth promotion; there is no argument about the use of suitable antibiotics for treating infections in farm animals.