ALTERNATIVES TO ANTIBIOTICS IN AGRICULTURE

| Type artikkel: Rapport
Many antibiotics used to treat humans are also used in agriculture. The inappropriate use of antibiotics in agriculture is creating antimicrobial resistance, threatening both livestock and human health. 
Aled Rhys Davies was raised on a beef and sheep farm and was sales director (when this report was written) at Kilco International, a company specialising in farm hygiene products. He is allergic to penicillin, and became aware that antimicrobial resistance making other antibiotics ineffective is potentially life threatening. This led him to undertake a Nuffield Scholarship on alternatives to antibiotics. All types of livestock were investigated (ruminants, pigs, poultry and fish) across a range of countries, each with different approaches to antimicrobial resistance. He wanted to see if he could find similar husbandry or management patterns, identify best practices, and identify products or services that gave farmers realistic alternatives to antibiotics.
Author(s):
Davies, A. R
Organisation:
Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust
Funders:
The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society / NUFFIELD
Date:
September 2016
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