Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

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Takele Beyene

College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture,
P.O.Box 34, Bishoftu

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    Veterinary Drug Residues in Food-animal Products: Its Risk Factors and Potential Effects on Public Health
    Author(s): Takele BeyeneTakele Beyene

    The use of veterinary drugs in food-producing animals has the potential to generate residues in animal derived products (meat, milk, eggs and honey) and poses a health hazard to the consumer. There are many factors influencing the occurrence of residues in animal products such as drug’s properties and their pharmacokinetic characteristics, physicochemical or biological processes of animals and their products. The most likely reason for drug residues might be due to improper drug usage and failure to keep the withdrawal period. The major public health significances of drug residue are development of antimicrobial drug resistance, hypersensitivity reaction, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, teratogenicity, and disruption of intestinal normal flora. The residual amount ingested is in small amounts and not necessarily toxic. However, there is limited information on the magnitude of vet.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7579.1000285

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