Could cattle feedlots be spreading antibiotic resistance through the air?

January 30, 2015 11:00 AM

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Could cattle feedlots be spreading antibiotic resistance through the air?

A team from the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, TX, analyzed air samples around feedlots at cattle farms in the Southern High Plains that lie in northwestern Texas.

In the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, they report how they found evidence of feedlot-derived bacteria, antibiotics and bits of DNA that code for antibiotic resistance, in the samples.

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