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Pork Industry Strives to Set the Record Straight In Wake of CBS Story

A two-part CBS Evening News with Katie Couric report has aired and it got the attention of the agriculture industry.

A two-part CBS Evening News with Katie Couric report has aired and it got the attention of the agriculture industry. The report wrapped up Wednesday night and, among other things, suggested antibiotic use in livestock is leading to more resistance in humans.

That is a trend Dr. Jen Greiner says isn’t supported by the science. “The bottom line is when you look at the national animal health monitoring system we’re just not seeing those trends, and as we all know our producers are working on using antibiotics responsibly on our farms each and every day. We’re clearly monitoring what’s going on through diagnostics and working with our veterinarians to make certain we’re using the right antibiotics on our farm.”

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