Alternatives to antibiotics for farm animals
Published on: 01/08/2015
Author/s : Vasileios Papatsiros1*, PD Katsoulos2, KC Koutoulis3, M Karatzia4, A Dedousi5 and G Christodoulopoulos1 (1 Clinic of Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly, Karditsa, Greece. 2 Clinic of Farm Animals,
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. 3 Department of Avian Medicine, Faculty
of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly, Karditsa, Greece. 4 Department of Animal Husbandry, Ichthyology, Ecology and
For several decades, the use of sub-therapeutic levels of antibiotics in animal feeds has been a common practice in many countries in order to improve growth performance and prevent from the adverse effects of pathogenic and non-pathogenic enteric microorganisms. However, there are increasing concerns for the public health about the consequences from the use of antibiotics in livesto...