Antimicrobial Drug Use on Farms

Witnesses testified about proposed legislation that would restrict approval and use of antimicrobial drugs for animals. The… read more

Witnesses testified about proposed legislation that would restrict approval and use of antimicrobial drugs for animals. The legislation would ban seven classes of antibiotics important to human health from being used in animals, and would restrict other antibiotics to therapeutic and some preventive uses. Officials called for ending the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in hogs and other livestock, saying the overuse of antibiotics on farms could lead to drugs losing their effectiveness in human medicine. close

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Antimicrobial Drug Use on Farms

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Program ID:
287677-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 13, 2009
Last Aired:
Jul 21, 2009

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  • Jul 13, 2009 | 9:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 14, 2009 | 5:24am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 17, 2009 | 4:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 21, 2009 | 1:10am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 21, 2009 | 7:10am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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