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The Role of Non-Food Animals in the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

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Published on Jun 18, 2012

On the issue of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and animals, the first thing that comes to mind is livestock and other farm-based animals that are regularly fed antibiotics as growth promoters, but they are not the only source of resistance. Participants discuss studies showing that non-farm animals including pets, zoo animals and even houseflies serve as vectors for antibiotic resistance.

Wenfei Wang , Department of Food Science and Technology, The Ohio State University
Lu Zhang , The Ohio State University

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