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Culling of local pigs sparks concern over antibiotic abuse

Late last week, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) culled 20 pigs on a Yuen Long farm after animal urine samples revealed the illicit use of veterinary chloramphenicol, a potent antibiotic that is also used for treating human infections. The department is testing 43 other local livestock farms for similar practices. Dr. Ko Wing-man, […]