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Farm Animals Fed Antibiotics

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Farm Animals Fed Antibiotics

Antibiotics are everywhere; But did you know that 80% of the antibiotics in the U.S. are used for livestocks and only 20 percent of those antibiotics are given to humans.

Find out how anitibotic use in farm animals is helping spread  drug-resistant bacteria, in today's LiveScience GoFigure infographic.

image via David Groth (Flickr)

That huge amount of antibiotics remain in the meat and dairy products that we consume. The danger is when many kinds of bacteria become resistant to routine antibiotics in the next generations; and that would be a huge risk for all of us.

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