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January 9, 2015

New vet oversight rules will affect more than half antimicrobials sold

Most medically important antimicrobials used in livestock today will be affected by impending changes to their use in animal health, according to Greg Cima, writing in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA).

Whereas only a small proportion of the types of antimicrobials important for human medicine and sold for use in farm animals, currently require a veterinarian’s signature for purchase, only a small volume will be available over the counter in two years time, he writes.  Read More

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