Drug Resistance Rising In Livestock Due To Increased Production In Nations Where Antibiotic Use Less Regulated, Study Says

CIDRAP News: Antibiotic resistance in farm animals tied to global hot spots
“Resistance to the antibiotics commonly used in livestock production is rising in food-producing animals in the developing world, and China and India are seeing the worst of it, according to a new paper from an international team of researchers. The authors of the paper, published [Thursday] in Science, say the findings are consistent with intensified meat production in many lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where antibiotic use in livestock is much less regulated than it is in Europe or the United States, and antibiotics are widely used to promote faster growth and compensate for poor hygiene and less nutritious feed…” (Dall, 9/20).

Additional coverage of the study and vaccinations among animals is available from Healio and The Telegraph.

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