Effect of an Antibiotic-Supplemented Feed on the Ecology of E. coli on a Farm

  • Stuart B. Levy
  • George B. FitzGerald
  • Ann B. Macone
Conference paper
Part of the Topics in Infectious Diseases book series (TIDIS, volume 2)


Antibiotic resistance in microbial organisms is widespread. The emergence of these resistant organisms has resulted from the selective pressures following their use in therapy of man, animals and plants (1,2). Many of these organisms are pathogenic to man. In order to curb the increasing proportion of these resistant organisms, a re-evaluation of the use of drugs in our environment has been strongly urged and considered (2–5).


Fecal Sample Resistant Bacterium Farm Family Resistant Organism Tetracycline Resistance 
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  • Stuart B. Levy
  • George B. FitzGerald
  • Ann B. Macone

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