Special Issue "The Use of Antibiotics in Food-Producing Animals"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2015).
Interests: veterinary microbiology (bacteriology); vaccine development; novel approaches to treating gastro-intestinal diseases; antibiotic treatment and replacement with alternative and supporting therapies; use of gut models to simulate infection and control; metagenomics of the gut and host metabolomics
The use of antibiotics in farmed animal production is an essential tool to combat production diseases, improve animal welfare and safeguard food entering the human food chain. However, there are overriding concerns regarding their use in both animals and particularly humans where the spectre of highly resistant pathogens defy treatment have emerged. There has been a focus upon the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry with resistance in farm animal production finding its way into the food chain and the environment, and measures such as limiting the range of antibiotics used in animals, the ban of antibiotic growth promotion in the EU in 2006, and withdrawal periods before food can enter the food chain have been imposed. This Special Issue of Antibiotics is dedicated to the topic of "The Use of Antibiotics in Food-Producing Animals" which will contribute and lead the debate on use of antibiotics in animal production. Primary research manuscripts and review articles dealing with antibiotic treatment and emerging resistance in are invited. Submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed to ensure that the issue contains high quality contributions.
Prof. Dr. Martin J Woodward
Manuscript Submission Information
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