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Sense and sensitivity: FDA ends 2011 with surprising decision on vet antimicrobials

An undeniably turbulent year for veterinary antimicrobial usage has finished on a pragmatic note that few could have predicted. On December 22, to the immense irritation of US environmental lobbyists, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to take time to reflect on what to do about regulating in-feed uses of the antibiotics tetracycline and penicillin.



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