farm antibiotics

farm antibiotics2016-12-27T23:38:38+00:00

farm antibiotics


A generic term referring to antibiotic use* in food animals–e.g., poultry and livestock, which may evoke antibiotic resistance in human infections.

*Premised on the belief that prophylactic administration of antibiotics to food animals will improve growth and feed efficiency.  

Reference in Science 2013; 342:1422 

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