Recent Media Reports Re-visit Antibiotic Resistance03 June 2014
GLOBAL - A new report from Zoetis explores the latest developments on antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production.
The study confirmed WHO findings and revealed “diverse and abundant antibiotic resistance genes in nonclinical environments ... that ... are not randomly distributed among different environments”.
In an effort to curb consumer sentiment that antibiotic use in animal agriculture is contributing to antibiotic resistance, the American Meat Institute (AMI) addressed the results of a March 2014 Harris Poll consumer survey on the same subject.
According to the AMI survey, 39 per cent of respondents think antibiotics are present in meat and poultry and 18 per cent think antibiotics in livestock production is the No. 1 contributing factor to antibiotic resistance in humans.
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