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A report on antibiotic use in the dairy sector

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    31st Jul, 2020
  • The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) recently published a survey report on antibiotic use in the dairy sector.
  • Farmers indiscriminately use antibiotics for diseases such as mastitis (infection/inflammation of the udder), a common ailment in dairy animals.
  • Antimicrobial resistance is the ability of a microorganism (like bacteria, viruses, and some parasites) to stop an antimicrobial (such as antibiotics, antivirals and antimalarial) from working against it. As a
  • result, standard treatments become ineffective, infections persist and may spread to others.
  • India is the world’s largest milk producer — it produced a massive 188 million tonnes in 2018-19

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