A practical guide for reducing antibiotic use in animal husbandery
Antibiotic resistance has been all over the news in recent years. Not only is the problem expanding at an alarming rate, it is also a particularly complex issue. Human, animal and environmental factors as well as the interaction between these three players all have an impact on antibiotic resistance. This complexity has given rise to numerous misunderstandings. In this book, a unique combination of in-depth theory and practical tips and tricks, the author provides a step-by-step explanation of the epidemiology of antibiotic use and resistance in animals, and the possible impact on humans. At the same time, he does away with a whole series of myths and clearly demonstrates there is no need for pessimism. Although there is no magical bullet do away with the problem, there are indeed numerous sustainable actions that farmers and their environment can take to reduce the use of antibiotics in animals and thus reduce antibiotic resistance in animals and humans. And the best thing is, these actions can be easily applied in everyday practice and will promote both human and animal welfare alike. On top of that: these actions prove to be economically viable as well. A win-win situation for everyone involved!
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