Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Aquaculture

Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Aquaculture

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Considering the overall misuse of antibiotics in all areas - human medicine, veterinary medicine, animal production and plant protection - this document aims to raise awareness of the antibiotic resistance problem in fish farming and related sectors, and promote the prudent use of these drugs according to the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. This work focuses on antibiotics misuse and the concomitant threat of resistance development, considering this topic to be a public health concern that affects the population world-wide. Aspects such as toxicity and allergic effects of antibiotic residues, the mechanism of transmission of antimicrobial resistance and environmental impact are also taken into account.Patients should avoid requesting antibiotics from their physicians unless clearly required. ... many of these at-risk adults do not receive an annual influenza vaccine dose, and most adults at risk for pneumonia ... CDCa#39;s programmes include activities that focus on working with other federal agencies, State and local healthanbsp;...

Title:Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Aquaculture
Author:Pilar Hernández Serrano, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher:Food & Agriculture Org. - 2005-01-01


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