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Antibiotic Use On Farm Animals To Be Phased Out In U.S.


12/13/2013 5:58:28 AM

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Use of antibiotics to fatten cattle, hogs and chickens for human consumption will be phased out by 2017, as U.S. regulators seek to curb a rise in more deadly forms of foodborne pathogens. Farmers would no longer be able to purchase the medicines without a veterinarian’s approval under a plan announced yesterday by the Food and Drug Administration.

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