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Jan. 13, 2012MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Swine Antibiotics

A new ruling by the flood and drug administration will impact regional pork producers.

The FDA is restricting the use of a certain type of livestock antibiotics known as Cephalosporins. Public health veterinarian Gail Hansen says the concern is the drugs may contribute to the growing threat of treatment, resistant bacteria.

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The practice of using antibiotics not for health, but to improve the growth of livestock, has been banned in some countries. US AG organizations have disputed claims that antibiotics are overused in animals and contribute to antimicrobial resistance.