Submitted to: World Health Organization
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/1/1998
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: Cray, P.J., Miller, M.A., Dargatz, D.D., Wineland, N.E., Tollefson, L. 1998. Prevalence/trends of quinolone resistance in salmonella isolates from animals in the usa. World Health Organization Technical Report. 28: P. 221-228.
Technical Abstract: Antibiotics are the most frequently used drugs in veterinary medicine and their use in food producing animals has historically been controversial. The development of resistant human pathogenic bacteria may result from direct use of antimicrobial agents in humans and acquisition of resistant organisms or resistance factors from animal and environmental bacteria. Antibiotics promote the emergence of resistant bacteria among both the target pathogen and normal bacterial flora, including food borne pathogens such as Salmonella, Campylobacter, E. coli 0157. If resistant food borne pathogens develop, these pathogens may contaminate food products at the time of slaughter and be transmitted to humans.