Antibiotics for Animals: The Antibiotic Resistance Issue

Comments from CAST - CC1989-2 - June 1989
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Suspending subtherapeutic use of antibiotics would not eliminate the transfer of antibiotic-resistant intestinal bacteria from animals to humans. The main problem appears to be the disease-causing bacteria, not their resistance or nonresistance to one or more antibiotics. Authors: Virgil W. Hays, University of Kentucky, Lexington, and Charles A. Black, Iowa State University, Ames.

CC1989-2, June 1989, 12 pp., Available free online and in print (fee for shipping/handling).

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