TITLE

Agricultural use of antibiotics and the evolution and transfer of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

AUTHOR(S)
Khachatourians, George G.
PUB. DATE
November 1998
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/03/98, Vol. 159 Issue 9, p1129
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents an overview of trends in antibiotic use in animal husbandry and agriculture and its impact on the increasing number of bacterial diseases which are resistant to antibiotics. Number of antimicrobial agents available as of late 1998; The two conditions needed for antibiotic resistance to develop in bacteria; Examples of bacterial conditions which have grown resistant such as Salmonella typhimurium and Escherichia coli; Efforts to reduce the impact of antibiotic resistance.
ACCESSION #
1281091

 

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