Antibiotic use in farming (Countryfile)

Concerns about antibiotic usage in agriculture includes the potential spread of resistant bacteria from  livestock to humans

Concerns about antibiotic usage in agriculture include the potential spread of resistant bacteria from livestock to humans

Broadcaster: BBC1

Year: 2014

Genre: Factual, News magazine

http://bobnational.net/record/240017

In this clip (12.5 mins) from Countryfile, the BBC’s weekly rural and environmental interests show, the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry is discussed. Unsurprisingly, given the original Sunday tea-time transmission slot (7pm on 7th September), the package does not go into any great details regarding the science of antibiotic resistance. Nevetheless it does nicely set the scene for a discussion of the uses of antibiotic past and present, in the UK and overseas. The potential consequences for human and animal health are raised. I could see this being used in a variety of context with microbiologists, agriculture students or vets.

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