Canada to phase out nonmedical antibiotic use in livestock

Health Canada announced a three-year phase-out of subtherapeutic use of antibiotics in food animals, a step that parallels U.S. action. In a notice to stakeholders, the government said it would move forward on “removal of growth promotion and/or production claims of medically-important antimicrobial drugs” and “development of options to strengthen the veterinary oversight of antimicrobial use… » Read More

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