Legislation would have phased out the antibiotic for growth promotion and required a prescription for all antibiotics.
by Mary Soukup, Editor, Drovers CattleNetwork
Governor Jerry Brown vetoed state Senate Bill 835, legislation that would have phased out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion and required a veterinarian prescription for all antibiotics.
The Food and Drug Administration, through its Guidance 213, has established voluntary guidelines set to go into effect in 2016 to phase out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion. Governor Brown, in his letter to the state senate, said the legislation would codify the FDA standard and was “unnecessary since most major animal producers have already pledged to go beyond the FDA standard.”
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