Resources - Antibiotics

Animal Place is compiling resources on farmed animals, from antibiotic-resistance to behavior to environmental degradation. This post includes information on antibiotic resistance and its ties to the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. Posting these resources does not indicate endorsement of authors, organizations or all the content therein. This is not meant to be a definitive list.

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The American Society of Microbiology
Antibiotic Resistance: An Ecological Perspective on an Old Problem
.pdf or executive summary
MRSA found in poultry
Johns Hopkins
The Farm/Food/Health Connection (powerpoint presentation, general) 
Fate of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in stored poultry litter 
Environmental Health Perspectives
Antibiotic Resistance in Livestock - more at stake than steak
.pdf or pubmed entry
Health Observatory

Antibiotic Use in US Aquaculture
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Antibiotic Growth Promoters in Livestock
Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Aquaculture
Antibiotic Use in Aquaculture and Antimicrobial Resistance 
United States Department of Agriculture
Antimicrobial Drug Use and Veterinary Costs in U.S. Livestock Production

World Health Organization
Use of antimicrobials outside human medicine
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Antibiotic Resistance and Animal Agriculture Fact Sheet
Rodale Institute
Water, antibiotics and "Animal Farm"
Science Daily
MRSA Found in Swine Workers, Pigs
Poultry Consumption, Handling are Risk Factors in Antibiotic Resistance in Humans 
Spreading Antibiotics in the Soil Affects Microbial Ecosystems 
Routine Feeding of Antibiotics to Livestock May be Contaminating the Environment
University of Minnesota
Antibiotic losses in runoff and drainage from manure-applied fields
The Pew Charitable Trust
Antibiotic resistance in humans 
Getting real about the high price of food
Environmental Health News
Crops absorb livestock antibiotics