East Texas Ag News: Injectable antibiotics no longer available at feed stores

East Texas Ag News: Injectable antibiotics no longer available at feed stores

TYLER, Texas (KLTV/KTRE) - Cattle producers across the state will no longer be able to grab injectable antibiotics for their cattle at their local feed store, according to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service.

The USDA is continuing the phasing of a law that requires a prescription for any antibiotic use in animals raised for human consumption, as well as for all companion animals.

A prescription is already required for most antibiotics delivered to livestock.

The remaining three categories of injectable antibiotics available over-the-counter will soon be joining the list of medically important antimicrobials that require a veterinarian’s prescription.

Producers who want and need to use antibiotics are going to have to work with their livestock vets in advance of any disease issues.

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