Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose

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Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mike Bumgarner, Vice President, Center for Food and Animal Issues, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, as well as National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) Executive Committee member summarizes the recent Antibiotic Use in Food Animals:  A Dialogue for a Common Purpose symposium, sponsosred in part by the beef checkoff.

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