Antibiotics and Beef

Did You Know ... cattle farmers and ranchers have many tools in their toolkits to keep the animals in their care healthy? This includes nutrition programs, veterinary care, proper housing, management practices, and, when necessary, vaccines and antibiotics. That's important to everyone because only 38% of antibiotics used in food animals in the U.S. are not currently medically important to humans. (2016 FDA Summary Report of Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed for Use in Food-producing Animals)

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