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on July 5, 2010

FDA to 'Guide' Reduction in Non-Therapeutic Use of Antibiotics in Livestock

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a draft guidance recommending that antibiotics be administered to food-producing animals only in situations necessary to protect their health and under a veterinarian's supervision.

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a draft guidance recommending that antibiotics be administered to food-producing animals only in situations necessary to protect their health and under a veterinarian's supervision. And, the agency opened a 60-day period for public comment.

"The FDA acknowledges the efforts to date by various

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