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FDA Calls for Voluntary End to Some Livestock Antibiotic Use

U.S. regulators are asking drug companies to phase out the use of certain antibiotics intended to improve the growth of livestock. Critics have long argued the practice is contributing to the worldwide antibiotic resistance crisis. Large-scale livestock farms around the world often use small doses of antibiotics to help healthy animals grow faster with less feed. Public health experts say the practice encourages bacteria to become resistant, making the drugs less effective in fighting...

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