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WHO Advises Kicking the Livestock Antibiotic Habit

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Science  22 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5636, pp. 1027
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5636.1027

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Summary

Eliminating the routine use of antibiotics in livestock reduces human health risks without significantly harming animal health or farmers' incomes, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report released last week.