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

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