n South African Medical Journal - Part VI. Antibiotic management and resistance in livestock production : original article

Supplement 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The antibiotic use and levels of antibiotic resistance found in animal populations in South Africa are reviewed: firstly, the framework for antibiotic management in livestock production; secondly, patterns of consumption by sector and application; and thirdly, what is known about bacterial resistance rates. The bacteria discussed are pathogenic to animals, zoonotic organisms and commensal bacteria.

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