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California Looking to Limit Antibiotic Use in Animals, Gypsy Moths Found in Portland

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  • California lawmakers have sent the state’s governor two bills regarding antibiotic use in humans and farm animals.

    The bills would prohibit the use of antibiotics in farm animals as growth enhancers and establish programs to ensure responsible use of antibiotics in humans. The legislation was introduced by California State Senator Jerry Hill because, as he says, widespread use of antibiotics has increased resistance to infections.

    Hill added, “Prohibiting their use as growth promoters and making sure there is veterinarian oversight are common sense measures to reduce antibiotic resistance.”

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists stationed at the Portland, Oregon, seaport recently intercepted a total of eight Asian Gypsy Moth egg masses on vessels that had arrived at Astoria.

    These interceptions mark the first discoveries this year aboard international vessels arriving in the Portland area. One egg mass was also intercepted on a piece of luggage that arrived at Portland International Airport from Japan.

    Each of these masses can contain hundreds of eggs of this devastating plant pest.

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