High antibiotic use in cattle feedlots could cause resistance in humans, study finds

  13 January 2022

Research from the University of New England has found the high use of antibiotics in cattle feedlots could cause resistance in humans.

The study suggests that feedlots can breed a high amount of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their soil, which is then commonly used to fertilise crops. UNEF Microbiologist Dr Gal Winter said that resistance could spread to people.

Further reading: ABC New England
Author(s): Lani Oataway, Josh Becker
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