Organic compounds used in animal husbandry: Chapter 13

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Edited by: Amy Pruden and Laurence S. Shore



Although in general, the same drugs are used by humans as for animal husbandry, some compounds are unique to CAFOs. In raising and fattening steers, anabolic steroids are widely used in the US. In the cattle industry, large use is made of the acaricides, avermectins, and the cypermethrins as well as juvenile growth hormone inhibitor for fly and tick control that could affect soil fauna in very small quantities as they reach the environment without any modification. In poultry, the organic arsenides have been widely used for decades to control coccidiosis and increase growth. The environmental fate of the arsenic excreted in the poultry feces is therefore been an area of concern.

Additional publication details

Publication type Book chapter
Title Organic compounds used in animal husbandry: Chapter 13
DOI 10.1007/978-0-387-92834-0_13
Volume 1
Year Published 2009
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) National Research Program - Central Branch
Description 9 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Hormones and pharmaceuticals generated by concentrated animal feeding operations: transport in water and soil
First page 115
Last page 123