Organic Compounds Used in Animal Husbandry

  • Laurence Shore
  • Robert Wershaw
Part of the Emerging Topics in Ecotoxicology book series (ETEP, volume 1)


Although in general, the same drugs are used by humans as for animal husbandry, some compounds are unique to CAFOs. In raising and fattening steers, anabolic steroids are widely used in the US. In the cattle industry, large use is made of the acaricides, avermectins, and the cypermethrins as well as juvenile growth hormone inhibitor for fly and tick control that could affect soil fauna in very small quantities as they reach the environment without any modification. In poultry, the organic arsenides have been widely used for decades to control coccidiosis and increase growth. The environmental fate of the arsenic excreted in the poultry feces is therefore been an area of concern.


Dung Beetle Poultry Manure Poultry Litter Insect Growth Regulator Swine Slurry 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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