Thursday, February 11, 2010

Animal antibiotic use

Over the last two nights Katie Couric on CBS News had a two part series on the use of antibiotics on farm animals. You can watch the videos here or read the transcripts.

Part 1: Animal Antibiotics a Threat? (video) and transcript
Public health officials are worried that the widespread use of antibiotics on healthy animals may be putting people at risk. Katie Couric investigates this potential health threat.

Part 2: Antibiotic-free animals (video) and transcript
American farmers use more growth-promoting-antibiotics than any other place in the world. Katie Couric reports on a possible alternative in Denmark, which bans antibiotic use in livestock.

2 comments:

M╬╗rty said...

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John Latto said...

Just e-mail me your (duh) e-mail address and I'll fix you up. e-mail me at latto@lifesci.ucsb.edu