n South African Medical Journal - Part VI. Antibiotic management and resistance in livestock production : original article
|Article Title||Part VI. Antibiotic management and resistance in livestock production : original article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Author||M.M. Henton, H.A. Eagar, G.E. Swan and M. Van Vuuren|
|Publication Date||Aug 2011|
|Pages||583 - 586|
|Keyword(s)||Agricultural animals, Antibiotic (antimicrobial) resistance, Growth promotion, Livestock, Surveillance and Veterinary antibiotic|
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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