History of the use of antibiotic as growth promoters in European poultry feeds.

@article{Castanon2007HistoryOT,
  title={History of the use of antibiotic as growth promoters in European poultry feeds.},
  author={J I R Castanon},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2007},
  volume={86 11},
  pages={2466-71}
}
Use of antibiotics as growth promoters in animal feeds has been permitted in the member states of the European Union during the last 50 yr. However, concerns about development of antimicrobial resistance and about transference of antibiotic resistance genes from animal to human microbiota, led to withdraw approval for antibiotics as growth promoters in the European Union since January 1, 2006. This report analyzes the history of European legislation regarding the use of antibiotics in poultry… CONTINUE READING
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