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Transport is stressful for cattle of all ages. Possible co-mingling with a new group of calves, exposure to new pathogens, and loading, unloading and being in transit are all things animals must handle if they’re moving to a new farm location or are being shipped to market.
Growing resistance to commonly used antibiotics is one of the biggest threats the world faces. As common bacteria such as strep and salmonella become resistant to medications, what once were easily treatable infections can now pose difficult medical challenges. New research from the University of Georgia shows there may be more antimicrobial-resistant salmonella in food animals than scientists previously thought.
National livestock groups are monitoring efforts in some states to make changes to livestock production.