The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has drafted a proposal to limit the use of antibiotics in livestock as part of an effort to reduce drug resistant microbes.
Antibiotic use for purposes other than the curing and prevention of disease are under scrutiny. The draft calls for mandatory veterinary supervision for all antibiotic use.
The FDA posted the draft on its website on Monday and will be accepting feedback from the public for 60 days.
- FDA to recommend new limits on livestock drugs (Reuters)
- Questions and Answers on FDA's Draft Guidance on the Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food-Producing Animals (FDA.gov)