Letters Antibiotics in animal feed

Human health, animal health, and ecosystems are interconnected

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4979 (Published 14 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4979
  1. Kaitlin Tagg, PhD student, faculty of medicine1
  1. 1Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia
  1. ktag4715{at}uni.sydney.edu.au

It is important to highlight that a low concentration of residual antimicrobials in the environment does not eliminate selection pressure1 2; neither does it mean that selection of mobile genetic elements carrying resistance genes …

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