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Beneficial Bacteria In Honeybees Show Resistance To Antibiotics
2012-10-30 13:18:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Overuse of antibiotics in American agriculture and food production has long been a public concern over the potential for engendering more resilient microbes. A new study from Yale University shows that beneficial bacteria living in the gut of honeybees are demonstrating signs of resistance to such antibiotics. A genetic analysis of the digestive bacteria showed eight different resistance genes for the antibiotic tetracycline in samples...

2012-05-30 11:14:08

Scientists at Neiker-Tecnalia, the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, have evaluated the effect of treatment with antibiotics and vaccination in controlling Q fever in sheep flocks. This disease mainly causes abortions, although it can also lead to premature births, low weight and weakness in newborn lambs. The control of this disease is of great importance in animal production, as it spreads easily among the animals and causes significant economic losses, and mainly...

2011-11-02 21:47:57

Honey bee populations have been mysteriously falling for at least five years in the United States, but the cause of so-called colony collapse disorder (CCD) is still largely unknown. In a report published Nov. 2 in the online journal PLoS ONE, researchers report that a widely used in-hive medication may make bees more susceptible to toxicity of commonly used pesticides, and that this interaction may be at least partially responsible for the continuing honey bee population loss. The...

2010-03-04 11:13:00

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist Scott Yates is studying how oxytetracycline (OTC), an antibiotic that is administered to animals, breaks down in cattle manure. Livestock producers in the United States often use antibiotics to control disease in their animals, and confined U.S. livestock and poultry generate about 63.8 million tons of manure every year. The drugs are often only partially absorbed by the digestive tract, and the rest are excreted with their pharmaceutical activity...

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2009-04-14 07:45:00

As if teenagers didn't already have enough to worry about, dermatologists across the country are warning that the bacteria responsible for causing acne are growing increasingly resistant to the commonly prescribed antibiotics like tetracycline and erythromycin. While most medical professionals are all too familiar with the incredible mutating abilities of super-bacteria like MRSA, most people are unaware that the lowly bacterium responsible for so many insecure teenage years (appropriately...


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