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Antibiotic-Free Meat / Animal Feed Safety
on July 11, 2017
Health

How to mitigate antimicrobial resistance in livestock

Recent UK research poses recommendations for antimicrobial stewardship in farm management

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when microorganisms survive exposure to an antimicrobial compound that should have killed them or halted their growth. This results in surviving generations of resistant microorganisms, not only due to resistance to the compounds but also to a lack of competition from other strains that did not…

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