Re: hormoos

Date: Thu Aug 03 2000 - 09:41:42 MDT

In a message dated 8/3/00 5:24:33 AM, writes:

> What I was saying though, is
>that if there were resistant strains in the meat, then those strains got
>resistant due to an incomplete or insufficient treatment of antibiotics
>IN THE COW (NOT you). So the point is, it suggests the farmer is not
>giving the cow a sufficient dose of anti-biotics to wipe out the
>bacteria, NOT that its wrong he's giving them it at all.

You can't give enough antibiotics to sterilize an organism unless
it's in an isolation chamber. No matter how much antibiotics
the farmer pumps into the cow, there will always be bacteria
there and they will be very prone to develop resistance. Once
they're resistant, you can't even sterilize the cow *in* an
isolation chamber.

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