California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Historic Bill to Regulate Use of Antibiotics in Farm Animals
Saturday, October 10, 2015 01:06 PM

Michael Blackwell, DVM, MPH, an HSVMA board member with 20 years of experience with the Food and Drug Administration, issued the following statement:

“We are so appreciative of the leadership of Governor Brown and Senator Hill on SB 27. This is the first law that mandates veterinary oversight of all antimicrobials given to farm animals. Veterinarians are the only trained and licensed professionals who can make such consequential decisions. It is our hope that other states will quickly adopt similar legislation to help reduce the overuse of antimicrobials in animals intended for human consumption.”


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