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Current perspective on veterinary drug and chemical residues in food of animal origin


The marked increase in the demand for animal protein of high quality necessitates protecting animals from infectious diseases. This requires increasing the use of veterinary therapeutics. The overuse and misuse of veterinary products can cause a risk to human health either as short-term or long-term health problems. However, the biggest problem is the emergence of resistant strains of bacteria or parasites. This is in addition to economic losses due to the discarding of polluted milk or condemnation of affected carcasses. This paper discusses three key points: possible sources of drug and chemical residues, human health problems, and the possible method of control and prevention of veterinary drug residues in animal products.

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AHA created the idea for the article, SAA searched for the literature, SMM drafted the manuscripts, and SMN revised the manuscript critically.

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Atta, A.H., Atta, S.A., Nasr, S.M. et al. Current perspective on veterinary drug and chemical residues in food of animal origin. Environ Sci Pollut Res 29, 15282–15302 (2022).

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