Monthly Archives: May 2012

Food Selects for Antibiotic Resistance

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
May 15, 2012

The use of antimicrobial compounds in food animal production provides demonstrated benefits, including improved animal health, higher production and, in some cases, reduction in food borne pathogens. Many food animals including poultry, swine and cattle are routinely treated with antibiotics in order to grow animals faster and to compensate for unsanitary conditions on many industrial […]