The use of drugs in food animal production has resulted in benefits throughout the food industry; however, their use has also raised public health safety concerns.
The Use of Drugs in Food Animals provides an overview of why and how drugs are used in the major food-producing animal industries—poultry, dairy, beef, swine, and aquaculture. The volume discusses the prevalence of human pathogens in foods of animal origin. It also addresses the transfer of resistance in animal microbes to human pathogens and the resulting risk of human disease.
The committee offers analysis and insight into these areas:
The volume also looks at how drug use may be minimized with new approaches in genetics, nutrition, and animal management.
Table of Contents
|1 Drugs Used in Food Animals: Background and Perspectives||12-26|
|2 Food-Animal Production Practices and Drug Use||27-68|
|3 Benefits and Risks to Human Health||69-87|
|4 Drug Development, Government Approval, and the Regulatory Process||88-109|
|5 Drug Residues and Microbial Contamination in Food||110-141|
|6 Issues Specific to Antibiotics||142-178|
|7 Costs of Eliminating Subtherapeutic Use of Antibiotics||179-187|
|8 Approaches to Minimizing Antibiotic Use in Food-Animal Prodcution||188-209|
|About the Authors||235-238|
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