Baytril is out of the poultry diets, FDA says

July 29, 2005: The antibiotic Baytril, or enrofloxacin, will no longer be allowed to be fed to poultry, the Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday. The FDA is pulling the drug due to fears of antibiotic resistance in humans. The drug combats campylobacter bacteria a common problem in poultry but increasingly also a concern among humans. This is the first drug the FDA has pulled over concerns of antibiotic resistance.

For more on this story: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/29/national/29fda.html


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