Author: Teuber, M.
Description: Globally, an estimated 50% of all antimicrobials serve veterinary purposes. Bacteria that inevitably develop antibiotic resistance in animals comprise food-borne pathogens, opportunistic pathogens and commensal bacteria. The same antibiotic resistance genes and gene transfer mechanisms can be found in the microfloras of animals and humans. Direct contact, food and water link animal and human habitats. The accumulation of resistant bacteria by the use of antibiotics in agriculture and veterinary medicine and the spread of such bacteria via agriculture and direct contamination are documented.
Subject headings: Agriculture; Animals; Animals, Domestic; Anti-Bacterial Agents/administration & dosage/pharmacology/therapeutic use; Bacteria/drug effects; Drug Resistance, Bacterial; Drug Utilization; Humans; Veterinary Drugs; Veterinary Medicine; Antibiotic resistance
Publication year: 2001
Journal or book title: Current Opinion in Microbiology
Find the full text : https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1369527400002411
Find more like this one (cited by): https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cites=3727894880596160580&as_sdt=1000005&sciodt=0,16&hl=en
Type: Journal Article
Serial number: 1671