California Law Restricts Use of Antibiotics in Livestock Unless Prescribed by a Vet

“Gov. Jerry Brown, addressing what he called an ‘urgent public health problem,’ signed legislation Saturday restricting the use of antibiotics in livestock unless prescribed by a veterinarian to treat a disease or infection.

Senate Bill 27, by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, is similar to a bill Brown vetoed last year.

But in a signing message, the Democratic governor said ‘the science is clear that the overuse of antibiotics in livestock has contributed to the spread of antibiotic resistance and the undermining of decades of life-saving advances in medicine.’ ”

View the Sacramento Bee article here


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s