Veterinary Antibiotics in Animal Diet: Effects on Waste/Environment

Lizbeth E. Robles Jimenez, Juan C. Angeles Hernandez, Jorge Osorio Avalos, Xunde Li, Edward Rob Atwill, Octavio Castelan Ortega, Manuel Gonzalez Ronquillo

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Residues of veterinary antibiotics in the environment pose a risk for aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The degradation of antibiotics in the environment has not been fully characterized in spite of the long periods of persistence of residues in the environment. This chapter reviews the main antibiotics found in water bodies and on land as well as its effects on microbial communities, along with some strategies that have been proposed by global organizations to control the use of antibiotics in the livestock production industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReference Series in Phytochemistry
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameReference Series in Phytochemistry
ISSN (Print)2511-834X
ISSN (Electronic)2511-8358


  • Environmental
  • Pollution
  • Residues
  • Veterinary antibiotic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Plant Science


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