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Antibiotic-free treatment of dairy cows underway

Is antibiotic resistance signalling the end for modern treatments of udder infections in the dairy industry? Not so fast, according to researchers who are developing breakthrough technology that's effective against all tested bacteria.  Antibiotic resistance is increasing dramatically all over the world. As more and more bacteria become resistant to the antibiotics designed to kill them, they render these drugs ineffective, undermining our ability to treat common infectious diseases. Unless urgent action is taken, the World Health Organization foresees us entering a post-antibiotic era where common infections and minor injuries can once again prove fatal.  Read more...



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