Reducing antimicrobial use in food animals

  title={Reducing antimicrobial use in food animals},
  author={Thomas P. Van Boeckel and Emma E. Glennon and Dora DongZhi Chen and Marius Gilbert and Timothy P. Robinson and Bryan T. Grenfell and Simon Asher Levin and Sebastian Bonhoeffer and Ramanan Laxminarayan},
  journal={Science (New York, N.y.)},
  pages={1350 - 1352}
Consider user fees and regulatory caps on veterinary use The large and expanding use of antimicrobials in livestock, a consequence of growing global demand for animal protein, is of considerable concern in light of the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Use of antimicrobials in animals has been linked to drug-resistant infections in animals (1) and humans (2). In September 2016, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly recognized the inappropriate use of antimicrobials in animals as a… 

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  • Biology, Medicine
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2015
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