Indian Poultry Farms - A health hazard

by National | 21-07-2017 | 773 views

New Delhi : A study by the Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP), a public health research organization has found high levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in chickens raised for both meat and eggs on Indian farms. The CDDEP has its headquarters in Washington D.C and New Delhi. The CDDEP researchers found high levels of multi-drug resistance, ranging from 39 per cent for ciprofloxacin, used to treat endocarditis, gastroenteritis, cellulitis and respiratory tract infections, and other infections, to 86 percent for nalidixic acid, a common treatment for urinary tract infections. Director of CDDEP - Ramanan Laxminarayan said that “This study has serious implications, not only for India but globally. Overuse of antibiotics in animal farms endangers all of us

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