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Antimicrobial use
Sixty years of antimicrobial use in animals: what is next?
  1. Luca Guardabassi, DVM, PhD, DipECVPH
  1. Department of Veterinary Disease Biology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Stigbøjlen 4, 1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
  1. e-mail: lg{at}


This, the last in our series of feature articles celebrating 125 years of Veterinary Record, aims to provide an overview of antimicrobial use in animals. Starting with a journey through the history of antimicrobial use in animals, Luca Guardabassi gives his opinion on the current zoonotic risks associated with antimicrobial resistance and on how these risks might be tackled in the years to come.

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