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Jul 31, 2017


The concern over antibiotic usage in animal production has increased as consumers are asking for more and more information.  They want to know where the meat that goes on their table originated, and they want to know how the animal that produced that  steak or chop was raised.  On this week’s Perspective program, a look at the controversy over antibiotic usage and the role of agriculture in addressing the issue.  

Guest: Dr. Mike Apley, professor of production medicine and clinical pharmacology in the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  

Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for radio stations across the nation by K-State for well over six decades. The program has included interviews with dignitaries, authors and thought leaders from around the world.

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