Use of third- and fourth-generation cephalosporins in food-producing animals in the European Union: development of resistance and impact on human and animal health

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Reference numberEMEA/CVMP/SAGAM/81730/2006 Rev.1
Published16/03/2009
Keywords3rd- and 4th-generation cephalosporins, critically important antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance
DescriptionThis document gives recommendation on the use of 3rd and 4th generation cephalosporins in food producing 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.


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