FDA Eliminates Antibiotic Use for Growth Promotion and Efficiency

June 18, 2014
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Veterinarian, Dee Griffin discusses the FDA's December 2013 feed antibiotic control announcement to cattle producers. This is the final step in a series of events that started almost 20 years ago. The FDA received input from the Center for Disease Control on concerns about antibiotic resistance in animal agriculture and the potential relationship with resistance to antibiotics for human treatment. Dr. Griffin walks through the changes that will be implemented and the challenges and opportunities cattlemen will have with these new regulations. Recorded at the UNL 2014 Feedlot Roundtable