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Fate, occurrence, and toxicity of veterinary antibiotics in environment

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The increasing worldwide usages of Veterinary Antibiotics (VAs) for therapeutic and nontherapeutic are becoming serious issue due to its adverse effects on all living organisms. Release of VAs into the aquatic and terrestrial environments results in antibiotic resistance in bacteria and toxicity to humans, animals, and plants. This review covers the present scenario on VA usage, occurrence, toxicity, and removal techniques.

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Kumar, R.R., Lee, J.T. & Cho, J.Y. Fate, occurrence, and toxicity of veterinary antibiotics in environment. J Korean Soc Appl Biol Chem 55, 701–709 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13765-012-2220-4

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