Antibiotics are used in animal feeds as growth promoters or for disease prevention and treatment. Drug residues are found in animal products when the antimicrobial substances are inappropriate or when the withdrawal times are not respected. Antibiotic residues are suspected to be responsible for allergy and for dissemination of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria.
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