The Use of Drugs in Food Animals

The Use of Drugs in Food Animals

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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 Monitoring of drug residues. The book provides a brief overview of how the FDA and USDA monitor drug residues in foods of animal origin and describes quality assurance programs initiated by the poultry, dairy, beef, and swine industries. Antibiotic resistance. The committee reports what is known about this controversial problem and its potential effect on human health. The volume also looks at how drug use may be minimized with new approaches in genetics, nutrition, and animal management. NovemberPoult. Sci. 29:771(Abstr.). McNaughton, C. L. 1988. Guidelines for depopulation and repopulation of swine herds. Compendium for the Continuing Education of the Practicing Veterinarian 10(10):1233a€“1239. Merck Veterinary Manual. 1986.

Title:The Use of Drugs in Food Animals
Author:Committee on Drug Use in Food Animals, Panel on Animal Health, Food Safety, and Public Health, Board on Agriculture, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1999-01-26


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