Dose Imprecision and Resistance: Free-Choice Medicated Feeds in Industrial Food Animal Production in the United States

@inproceedings{Love2011DoseIA,
  title={Dose Imprecision and Resistance: Free-Choice Medicated Feeds in Industrial Food Animal Production in the United States},
  author={David C. Love and Meghan F Davis and Anna Bassett and Andrew Gunther and Keeve E. Nachman},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Industrial food animal production employs many of the same antibiotics or classes of antibiotics that are used in human medicine. These drugs can be administered to food animals in the form of free-choice medicated feeds (FCMF), where animals choose how much feed to consume. Routine administration of these drugs to livestock selects for microorganisms that are resistant to medications critical to the treatment of clinical infections in humans. OBJECTIVES In this commentary, we… CONTINUE READING
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