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

Khachatourians, George G.
November 1998
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/03/98, Vol. 159 Issue 9, p1129
Academic Journal
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.


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