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FDA Funds Research on Antibiotic Use in Cattle


Two grants of $250,000 have been awarded to Kansas State University Researchers to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of antibiotics in livestock. Two compounds considered to be of potential human health significance were selected. The use of tylosin as a preventive and therapeutic aid in liver abscess formation in feed-lot cattle will be the subject of the first project. The second will involve the administration of chlortetracycline to treat anaplasmosis in cattle.

The FDA has indicated that it would consider projects relating to antibiotic use in livestock obviously with specific reference to residues and emergence of drug-resistant pathogens.

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