The Maryland state senate passed a bill this week which is aimed at lowering the amount of “superbugs” transmitted through the meat and dairy industry. The bill, entitled Keep Antibiotics Effective Act, will become effective in October of this year following Governor Larry Hogan’s refusal to sign or veto the legislation. Maryland will become the second U.S. state to pass a bill lowering or prohibiting the use of antibiotics in healthy livestock and poultry after California. Read the full article here.