Part of the Emerging Topics in Ecotoxicology book series (ETEP, volume 1)


Concentrated animal feeding operations as presently known began after the Second World War. Although mostly developed in the US, with the rise of globalization, the effects of concentration of animal husbandry in small areas can be seen worldwide. In recent years, the rise of aquaculture on a massive scale has presented many new problems that were largely unanticipated.


Environmental Fate Antibiotic Resistance Bacterium Point Source Pollution Large Scale Farming Swine Industry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Endocrinology and ToxicologyKimron Veterinary InstituteBet DaganIsrael

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