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David Livermore, the director of the Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring and Reference Laboratory in London, studies a new class of superbugs, called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE. Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Yes, you could do this at home. Growing bacteria you find in a pile of dirt or a local pond might reveal the next big antibiotic. Charlotte Raymond/Science Source hide caption

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Young broilers nibble feed at a chicken farm in Luling, Texas. The Food and Drug Administration has issued new guidance on how drug companies label antibiotics for livestock. Bob Nichols/USDA/Flickr hide caption

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Drug Companies Accept FDA Plan To Phase Out Some Animal Antibiotic Uses

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Turkeys sit in a barn in Sonoma, Calif. An estimated 46 million turkeys are cooked and eaten during Thanksgiving meals in the U.S. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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In recent years, pork producers have found ways to keep the animals healthy through improved hygiene. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Why Are Pig Farmers Still Using Growth-Promoting Drugs?

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Cattle crowd inside a feedlot operated by JBS Five Rivers Colorado Beef in Wiley, Colo. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Are Farm Veterinarians Pushing Too Many Antibiotics?

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Unless it's strep throat, antibiotics are unlikely to help you get over a sore throat. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Streptococcus pyogenes shouldn't be taken lightly. Left untreated, an infection with germ can trigger an autoimmune disease that damages the heart. NIAID/Flickr.com hide caption

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Piglets in a pen on a hog farm in Frankenstein, Mo. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Antibiotic Use On The Farm: Are We Flying Blind?

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A truckload of live turkeys arrives at a Cargill plant in Springdale, Ark., in 2011. Most turkeys in the U.S. are regularly given low doses of antibiotics. Danny Johnston/AP hide caption

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Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs Turn Up Again In Turkey Meat

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