To limit the dangers, the World Health Organisation has produced a list of drugs critically important for human medicine.
How these antimicrobials are linked to those that are used for livestock is a question that is often debated.
And whether the use of antibiotics in animals will increase antibiotic resistance in humans is also a question that has raised much debate in some quarters.
Our short survey below will help give an insight into what readers - producers, vets, politicians, industry organisations and consumers – understand and know about the use of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.
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