The use of antibiotics critical to human medicine in food-producing animals in Taiwan.

@article{Mcdonald2001TheUO,
  title={The use of antibiotics critical to human medicine in food-producing animals in Taiwan.},
  author={L. Clifford Mcdonald and Ming-Jen Chen and Tsai Ling Lauderdale and Mei-Shang Ho},
  journal={Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi},
  year={2001},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={97-102}
}
There are increasing public health concerns about antibiotics used in food-producing animals that may contribute to the development of resistance in human pathogens. Such resistance may be critical to human medicine when resistance develops to drugs that treat certain pathogens of which there is no good alternative therapy. We surveyed 10 farms, eight feed mills, and one animal drug distributor in Taiwan to determine the major antibiotics used in food-producing animals, and the extent of use of… CONTINUE READING