MLC tests alternative to antibiotics

08 May 1998

MLC tests alternative to antibiotics

THE Meat and Livestock Commission has started trials on a “green” alternative to the antibiotics given to animal. It hopes that naturally-occurring “probiotics” could help head off the crisis of growing antibiotic resistance among animals and humans.

Probiotics are benign organisms that are found naturally in the gut of most animals.

  • MLC calls for antibiotic reduction in farming, FWi, 6 May, &#151 Click here
  • The Herald 08/05/98 page 12
  • The Daily Telegraph 08/05/98 page 14

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