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AVMA on limiting antibiotic use in food animals

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has said that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's order prohibiting certain uses of cephalosporins in food animals appears consistent with the current AVMA position on the limited prohibition on extra-label drug use, but warned against further restrictions not backed by science.

Cephalosporins, a class of antimicrobial drug used in livestock, poultry and other food-producing animals, are also commonly used in humans to treat pneumonia and a wide range of skin and soft tissue infections, urinary tract infections and inflammatory disease. The FDA said it is limiting the. . .

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