Antibiotic use in animal health - 'as little as possible, but as much as necessary'

April 2009
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;4/11/2009, Vol. 164 Issue 15, p444
Academic Journal
The article reports on the support by the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) to a call by Chief Medical Officer Liam Donaldson, banning the use of quinolones and cephalosporins in animals. According to RUMA, British veterinarians need the full range of antibiotics to help protect the health and welfare of farm animals, and to help ensure the safety of food derived from those animals.


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