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Title The use of drugs in food animals : benefits and risks / Committee on Drug Use in Food Animals, Panel on Animal Health, Food Safety, and Public Health, Board on Agriculture, National Research Council, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1999.

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Subject Veterinary drugs.
Antibiotics in veterinary medicine.
Food animals -- Diseases -- Chemotherapy.
Veterinary drug residues.
Food of animal origin -- Contamination.
Veterinary Drugs.
Animal Diseases -- drug therapy.
Anti-Bacterial Agents.
Drug Residues.
Food Contamination.
Alt Name National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Agriculture. Panel on Animal Health, Food Safety, and Public Health. Committee on Drug Use in Food Animals.
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 253 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-234) and index.
Contents Drugs used in food animals : background and perspectives -- Food-animal production practices and drug use -- Benefits and risks to human health -- Drug development, government approval, and the regulatory process -- Drug residues and microbial contamination in food -- Issues specific to antibiotics -- Costs of eliminating subtherapeutic use of antibiotics -- Approaches to minimizing antibiotic use in food-animal production.
Summary " ... 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."--Catalog description.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585038104 (electronic bk.)
9780585038100 (electronic bk.)
9780309054348 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0309054346 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0309054346
ISBN/ISSN 9780585038100 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 42330484
Additional Format Print version: Use of drugs in food animals. Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1999 0309054346 (DLC) 98058111 (OCoLC)40498156
Table of Contents
 Executive Summary1
1Drugs Used in Food Animals: Background and Perspectives12
2Food-Animal Production Practices and Drug Use27
3Benefits and Risks to Human Health69
4Drug Development, Government Approval, and the Regulatory Process88
5Drug Residues and Microbial Contamination in Food: Monitoring and Enforcement110
6Issues Specific to Antibiotics142
7Costs of Eliminating Subtherapeutic Use of Antibiotics179
8Approving to Minimizing Antibiotic Use in Food-Animal Production188
 References210
 About the Authors235
 Index239



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