Cefquinome - Concerns - Resistance and Food-borne Transmission

Resistance and Food-borne Transmission

There are concerns that the use of the drug in animals will lead to increases in antibiotic resistance. Humans can be exposed to bacteria through food-borne transmission, raising chances of becoming exposed to resistant bacterial species, such as Salmonella or E. coli. The potential for the development of antibiotic resistance increases as usage increases, by selecting bacteria which have acquired beta-lactamases.

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