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19 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Can We Wean Our Future Food Off Antibiotics?

Poultry probiotics may help wean chickens off regular doses of antibiotics. (Getty) Each year, at least 23,000 Americans die from drug-resistant infections carried by so-called superbugs -- pathogens that were once easily treatable but that can now withstand modern medicine's full arsenal of antibiotics. And if recent forecasts are correct, it could get a lot worse. Superbugs could in fact ...

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JUN 29, 2015 - Washington Times

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Branstad extends bird flu disaster proclamation

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Terry Branstad has extended a state of disaster emergency through July 31 in response to the bird flu outbreak in the state. The declaration Monday was the second extension of the original disaster proclamation. It otherwise would have expired Wednesday. The virus has infected ...

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JUN 29, 2015 - Washington Times

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State, poultry industry take precautions against bird flu

BALTIMORE (AP) - Agriculture officials and poultry farmers in Maryland are taking extra precautions against bird flu after outbreaks devastated flocks in other states. The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/1CEe8A3 ) reports the Maryland Department of Agriculture has banned the entry of waterfowl in fairs and shows in the state, stepped up ...

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JUN 28, 2015 - Washington Times

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Bird flu means educational displays replace birds at fairs

CENTRAL CITY, Iowa (AP) - The ongoing bird flu outbreak has forced competitors at the Linn County Fair and other poultry events in the state to prepare educational displays and leave their birds at home. But the 79 participants in this weekend's Linn County competition got to meet Iowa Agriculture ...

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JUN 26, 2015 - Washington Times

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Iowa landfill stops taking dead birds affected by bird flu

MALVERN, Iowa (AP) - A southwestern Iowa landfill has stopped accepting dead birds and related waste from the recent bird flu outbreak. Mills County spokeswoman Sheri Bowen tells the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil (http://bit.ly/1Hkt4sz ) that the Loess Hills Landfill stopped taking in more birds after Wednesday's shipments. Officials the ...

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