Antibiotics and the food chain
The use of antibiotics has helped preserve humans and animals by protecting them from infectious agents. However, some recent studies have been conducted with the aim of reducing their toxic and ecological effects and their consequences on health. This issue has become particularly important in zootechnics, in view of the widespread use of antibiotics in industrial farms. Particular attention was paid to their accumulation in animal feed and food and on any chronic consequences deriving from the ingestion of products of animal origin reared according to industrial methods. Our study model was pets, also due to their many affinities with the human species.