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Antibiotics to grow farm animals raise superbug risk

  • Category
    Science & Technology
  • Published
    16th Oct, 2018

Zoetis is selling Neftin-T in India which contains the antibiotic Tylosin.Zoetis recommends feeding Neftin-T to chickens to improve weight gain and FCR (feed conversion rate).

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Zoetis is selling Neftin-T in India which contains the antibiotic Tylosin.Zoetis recommends feeding Neftin-T to chickens to improve weight gain and FCR (feed conversion rate).Tylosin is not only critically important to animal healthbut it has been banned for use as a growth promoter in the EU.It is because of fears of resistance to erythromycin, which is used to treat chest infections and other human diseases.WHO classes erythromycin as critically important to human health.

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