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on December 8, 2016

Managing livestock antibiotic resistance with diagnostics

Broad-spectrum antibiotics used to be the norm, but now diagnostics are helping the value chain manage antibiotic use and resistance by rapidly identifying the specific pathogen causing the disease and ensuring the right antibiotic is used to control pathogens.

Antibiotic resistance is a global crisis on a personal level because it involves a first line of defense to control infections in humans as well as animals. As the public becomes more aware and educated about where their food comes from, they are also questioning and scrutinizing how animals are…

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