But the feds are finally getting around to disapproving antibiotic use in animal feed and water supplies.
Every year about two million Americans get infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria. Of those, 23,000 die. That’s the population of Newberg, Oregon. Doctors have taken big steps in recent years to curb the use of antibiotics among humans. But the same can’t be said in agriculture.
Although a lot of smaller farmers have halted the practice of routinely dosing feed and water, the big players haven't exactly stepped up to the plate, so the feds and even some of the states are moving to address the problem.
As has been mentioned here in the past, antibiotic over-use has been a growing issue, along with antibiotic under-use, as both contribute to the development of super-bugs.