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The World in Medicine
September 17, 2003

Antibiotics in Animal Feed

JAMA. 2003;290(11):1443. doi:10.1001/jama.290.11.1443-a

A study of Denmark's voluntary ban on the use of antibiotics in animal feed for growth promotion demonstrates that ending the practice can reduce human health risks without causing significant expense to farmers or harm to the health of farm animals, the World Health Organization said in a report released last month (http://www.who.int/salmsurv/links/gssamrgrowthreportstory/en/).

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