The ecology of antibiotic resistance on farms is complicated. Animals receive antibiotic doses in their food and water, for reasons of growth promotion, disease prophylaxis, and treatment. Other chemicals in the environment, such as cleaning products or antimicrobial metals in the feed, may also act as drivers of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic-resistant organisms may also be present in the environment already, from the air, soil, or manure pits within or near the barns.
Bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics. And waste water effluent from sewage treatment plants can play a significant role in this process. This is concluded by UK researchers who published their new findings in the Journal of ... Read Post
In the USA farm animals routinely receive antibiotics in their food. There are two common reasons for this. Antibiotics sometimes are added to food because they promote growth. In certain instances adding antibiotics to animal feed ... Read Post