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How do microbes become resistant –

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Mkulima Antimicrobials just like antibiotics are used to stop pathogens from growth in humans, livestock, poultry and plants.

MkulimaTODAY Antimicrobial resistance occurs naturally after long use over time and after misuse overtime in humans, livestock and agriculture speeding up development of the antimicrobial resistance.


As a results the drugs used to treat infections become less and less powerful or even useless.

How does antimicrobials spread?

1. Not observing drug withdrawals

2. Using antibiotics in healthy animals and poultry to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance

3. Incomplete medication and borrowed drugs

4. Over-use and misuse of antibiotics in livestock is contributing to the rising threat of antibiotic resistance

5. Through livestock manure farmers knowingly or unknowingly end having antimicrobials into the environment

Impact of antimicrobial resistance

1. Human, poultry, aquaculture, livestock health has less impact to less severe illnesses

and water pollution

2.Turns expensive on treatment as the diseases keep recurring

How can it be stopped?

1. Tagging vet visits for responsible prescription after proper diagnosis and advising where possible alternatives of antimicrobials like vaccines, phytobiotics e.g sangrovit, improved hygiene, proper housing and raising resistant flocks and herds

2. Farmers using good farming practices

3. Use of antimicrobials on professional advice

If use of antimicrobials in farming is done responsibly we support sustainable food security and save lives.

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