Antibiotic misuse in poultry farms may worsen the crisis of multi-drug resistant bacteria, suggests a recent study published by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). Tamil Nadu, which contributes more than a sixth of total poultry production in India, would be at a serious risk of breeding these drug-resistant pathogens.
Multi-drug resistance is a global problem in which disease-causing bacteria evolves to become resistant to more than one antibiotic. Subsequently, diseases caused by these microbes are harder to treat. The study, ‘Antibiotic resistance in poultry environment’ established that antibiotic resistance is moving out of poultry farms and into agricultural fields (as manure) through untreated litter.................Read more
Source: The New Indian Express