Antibiotic growth promoters in agriculture: history and mode of action

J. J. Dibner, J. D. Richards
2005 Poultry Science  
This report will review the history of antibiotic growth promoter (AGP) use in the animal industry, concerns about development of antimicrobial resistance, and response in the European Union and United States to these concerns. A brief description of the history of legislation regarding feed use of antimicrobials in Denmark and the experience of animal producers following the 1998 ban will serve to illustrate the consequences on animal performance and health of withdrawing the (
doi:10.1093/ps/84.4.634 pmid:15844822 fatcat:g3xe2gibkrcvnk2bvmyblu5534