Veterinary pharmaceuticals and antibiotic resistance of Escherichia coli isolates in poultry litter from commercial farms and controlled feeding trials.

@article{Furtula2010VeterinaryPA,
  title={Veterinary pharmaceuticals and antibiotic resistance of Escherichia coli isolates in poultry litter from commercial farms and controlled feeding trials.},
  author={Vesna Furtula and Erin Gwenn Farrell and Fatoumata Diarrassouba and Heidi Rempel and Jane Pritchard and Moussa Sory Diarra},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2010},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={180-8}
}
Veterinary pharmaceuticals are commonly used in poultry farming to prevent and treat microbial infections as well as to increase feed efficiency, but their use has created public and environmental health concerns. Poultry litter contains antimicrobial residues and resistant bacteria; when applied as fertilizer, the level and effects of these pharmaceuticals and antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in the environment are of concern. The purpose of this study was to investigate poultry litter for… CONTINUE READING

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