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Alert over antibiotics in animal feed

MANAMA, December 6, 2015

Meat eaters face serious health risks from antibiotics used in animal feed as growth promoters, to increase milk and meat yields, researchers have claimed.

Consuming the meat of these animals could lead to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a condition when infections become less treatable. This is because the cells in our body grow immune, over a period of time, to antibiotics present in the animal feed.

“When we eat meat of animals given feed containing antibiotics, we are indirectly consuming these antibiotics,” Arabian Gulf University (AGU) clinical microbiology professor Dr Khalid Mubarak Bin Dayna was quoted as saying in a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.

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