What does a headline “Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found downwind from feedlots” really mean? Is there need for concern? A recent release highlighted the finding of DNA from bacteria that exhibited resistance to antibiotic in dust found downwind from a commercial cattle feeding operation. However, many feel the conclusions drawn by the authors are not fully supported by the data they published leading many to question the validity of the conclusions.
In an effort to separate fact from speculation, Dr. Ron Gill will be sharing his expertise as we take a look at the data and conclusions from the authors and other scientists working in the area of antibiotic resistance.