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Antibiotic use in farm animal practice
  1. Jenny Newman,
  2. Nicola J. Williams,
  3. Rob Smith,
  4. Gina Pinchbeck and
  5. Susan Dawson
  1. Faculty of Health and Life Science, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Chester High Road, Neston, Cheshire CH64 7TE
  1. e-mail: njen{at}

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ANTIBIOTIC products are used in the treatment of many conditions in farmed animals; their use is important in maintaining animal health and welfare. There is growing concern at the widespread development of bacterial resistance to commonly used antibiotics, and the potential for loss of efficacy in human and veterinary disease management. …

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