A new report from the American Academy of Microbiology addresses the complex questions surrounding the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture.

"The Role of Antibiotics in Agriculture" looks at the current state of research into antibiotic resistance, transfer of resistance and adjusting resistance by altering usage.

The report outlines direction in surveillance, risk assessment, use guidelines, management, production practices and education. View at: www.asmusa.org/acasrc/pdfs/AntibioticsAgReport.pdf .