Antibiotics in Livestock Farming

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  • 27. Februar 2018 Erstellungsdatum
  • 9. April 2018 Zuletzt aktualisiert

What can be done to reduce environmental threats and avoid the development of antibiotic resistance?

The use of antibiotics in intensive livestock farming promotes the development of antibiotic resistance and the spread of resistant bacterial strains. The livestock industry has a special responsibility in the fight against antibiotic resistance and against the environmental impacts of veterinary pharmaceuticals. The background paper gives an overview on the issue, shows that pharmaceutical residues have become a global environmental problem and highlights the need for a change in animal production.