Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), Government of India, issues a notice on Irrational use of antibiotics in animal/livestock – A source of spread of antibiotic resistance in humans!
The antibiotics used to treat infected animals and livestock result in accumulation of the antibiotics in the products from that particular animal/livestock like eggs, meat and milk. A mandatory withdrawal period stipulated for that particular species must be followed during which no product from that animal be used for human consumption. If such products are consumed by humans, the product may contain excess antibiotic residue than the maximum permissible limits which result in unnecessary exposure of the human to the antibiotic with high risk of development of antibiotic resistance. Awareness among the farmers, manufacturers and consumers is of utmost importance.