Bangladesh struggles to control use of antibiotics

April 16, 2019

A study in Bangladesh has found that 50% of poultry feed samples collected from 14 brands, in four districts in the country to be laced with antibiotics. This is despite the government banning the use of antibiotics in poultry feed. The study “Value Addition and Standardization of Nutritional Level in Selected Food items from Animal and Poultry Origin” was conducted jointly by Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) and Patuakhali Science and Technology University. The antibiotics, Lincomycin, Chlortetracycline, Oxytetracycline, Epichlortetracycline and Epioxytetracycline were found in the feed and were above accepted levels for human health.