Archive for October, 2014

  • Manure fertilizer increases antibiotic resistance

    Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

    Treating dairy cows and other farm animals with antibiotics and then laying their manure in soil can cause the bacteria in the dirt to grow resistant tothe drugs. But a study now suggests that the manure itself could be contributing to resistance, even when it comes from cows that are free of antibiotics.The mechanism at [...]