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Farmacology: Disease Researchers Say Obama’s Antibiotic Resistance Plan Should Target Livestock – 1 October 2014

RT logoThe United States has a plan to fight the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant diseases. But some experts believe that by not focusing those that ingest most of these drugs – farm animals – humanity could face a huge problem in the future.

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Roughly 80 percent of all antibiotics in the US are used on farm animals, according to the Verge. With livestock consuming the vast majority of antibiotics, the bacteria found inside the animals gradually develop resistance against the drugs when they are not administered in strong enough doses – meaning they also become much harder to treat in humans if and when the bacteria are transferred.

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