Use of macrolides, lincosamides and streptogramins in food-producing animals in the European Union: development of resistance and impact on human and animal health

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Recommendation on the use of macrolides, lincosamides and streptogramins in food producing and companion animals in the EU. It discusses their effect on the development of resistance to this class of antimicrobial agents in bacterial species that are of importance for human and animal health, and the potential impact on animal and human health.

Keywords: Antibiotics, antimicrobials, macrolides, lincosamides, streptogramins, ketolides, antimicrobial resistance, animals, veterinary medicine

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