super bugs

Elanco debuts immune-boosting cow drug at USDA confab

Last June, Eli Lilly's Elanco animal health unit was among 150 companies that presented formal plans to reduce the use of antibiotics in food animals. Widespread use of antibiotics that are also used in human healthcare--often for non-medical purposes, such as promoting growth of food animals--is thought to have given rise to so-called "superbugs" in people that are difficult to treat.