Health

Reducing antibiotic misuse in animals: A discussion with Karl Pedersen and Amit Khurana

Pedersen and Khurana discuss methods and strategy to reduce the misuse of antibiotics in animals

 
Published: Monday 23 November 2020

Unscientific animal rearing has become one of the main reasons for antimicrobial resistance or AMR. Can the misuse of antibiotics be reduced in animal rearing? And what should be the strategy and policy intervention in this regard?

Karl Pedersen, head of section, Department of Animal Health and Antimicrobial Strategies, National Veterinary Institute, Sweden and Amit Khurana, programme director, Food Safety and Toxins, Centre for Science and Environment, discuss the ways to minimise the use of antibiotics in animal rearing. 

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