Drivers, dynamics and epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance in animal production / authors, B.A. Wall, A. Mateus, L. Marshall and D.U. Pfeiffer ; co-authors, J. Lubroth, H.J. Ormel, P. Otto and A. Patriarchi.

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"It is now accepted that increased antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria affecting humans and animals in recent decades is primarily influenced by an increase in usage of antimicrobials for a variety of purposes, including therapeutic and non-therapeutic uses in animal production. Antimicrobial resistance is an ancient and naturally occurring phenomenon in bacteria. But the use of antimicrobial drugs - in health care, agriculture or industrial settings - exerts a selection pressure which can favour the survival of resistant strains (or genes) over susceptible ones, leading to a relative increase in resistant bacteria within microbial communities."--Publisher's description.


Rome : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2016.

Physical description

vi, 58 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references.


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    QW45 2016W18d
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