publication . Other literature type . Article . 2003

Antimicrobial Growth Promoters Used in Animal Feed: Effects of Less Well Known Antibiotics on Gram-Positive Bacteria

Butaye, Patrick; Devriese, Luc A.; Haesebrouck, Freddy;
  • Published: 01 Apr 2003
  • Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Abstract
<jats:sec> <jats:title>SUMMARY</jats:title> <jats:p>There are not many data available on antibiotics used solely in animals and almost exclusively for growth promotion. These products include bambermycin, avilamycin, efrotomycin, and the ionophore antibiotics (monensin, salinomycin, narasin, and lasalocid). Information is also scarce for bacitracin used only marginally in human and veterinary medicine and for streptogramin antibiotics. The mechanisms of action of and resistance mechanisms against these antibiotics are described. Special emphasis is given to the prevalence of resistance among gram-positive bacteria isolated from animals and humans. Since no susce...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Microbiology (medical), General Immunology and Microbiology, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Bacteria, biology.organism_classification, biology, Gram-positive bacteria, Bacitracin, medicine.drug, medicine, Narasin, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Antimicrobial, Microbiology, Streptogramin, Antibiotics, medicine.drug_class, Salinomycin, Reviews
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