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Joseph Maira

Séminaire de l’UMR METIS-IPSL.


Date de début 28/06/2024 13:00
Date de fin 28/06/2024
Lieu Laboratoire METIS, Salle Darcy, tour 46-56, 3e étage


Extensive use of antibiotics globally and their residues in the environment have increasingly become a growing concern. The livestock sector in Kenya plays an important role in supporting livelihoods of a significant part of the population and is key to attaining food and nutrition security in the country.

Growing demand for livestock products has necessitated an increase in the uptake of large-scale animal rearing and increased use of veterinary drugs. Livestock metabolic processes contribute to veterinary antibiotics released into the environment as original compounds or metabolites via animal urine and feces.

Although some studies on antibiotics in the environment have been advancing around the world, as an important agricultural sector, the information on these pollutants are very limited in Kenya. In this talk, I will present results on veterinary antibiotic use, farm practices and veterinary antibiotic residue levels detected in livestock manure and manure fertilized soils.

These study findings highlight the threat to both human and environmental health presented by livestock production systems.


Joseph Maira.

Informations supplémentaires

Laboratoire METIS, Sorbonne Université, Campus Pierre et Marie Curie
4, place Jussieu 75005 Paris
Salle Darcy, tour 46-56, 3e étage.

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