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How poultry farming in India contributes to the global superbug problem

Baby Chicks that arrive on a farm in Rangareddy district in India, near the southern metropolis of Hyderabad, are fed a yellow liquid from plastic containers. “Now the supervisor will come, and we will have to start with whatever medicines he would ask us to give the chicks,” the caretaker said.  These medicines are antibiotics, of which one kind is colistin. The World Health Organization, which calls these antibiotics “critically important to human medicine”, has urged for their restriction in animals and their ban as growth promoters.  Read more...



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