Electronic Report from the Economic Research Service Antimicrobial Drug Use and Veterinary Costs in U . S . Livestock Production

  title={Electronic Report from the Economic Research Service Antimicrobial Drug Use and Veterinary Costs in U . S . Livestock Production},
  author={Kenneth H. Mathews},
Antimicrobial drugs are fed to animals at low levels to treat diseases, to promote growth, and to increase feed efficiency. Incorporating low levels of antimicrobial drugs in livestock feeds has been shown to be a factor stimulating the development of antimicrobial drugresistant bacteria in livestock. Since many of the drugs used to treat livestock are the same as or are related to drugs used in human health care, there is concern that resistant organisms may pass from animals to humans through… CONTINUE READING

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