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Contact: Kelly Blake
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University of Maryland

Typical Conventional Poultry House in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Caption: In this study, poultry houses like this, that transitioned to organic practices and ceased using antibiotics, had significantly lower levels of drug-resistant and multi-drug resistant enterococci bacteria.

Credit: Amy R. Sapkota, University of Maryland

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