Antibiotic residues in farmed shrimp, and antimicrobial resistance in general, pose a threat, but we must balance what is realistic and what is ideal.
The influence of antibiotics in fish and their effects on the gut microbiome aren’t well understood, says research team examining antimicrobial resistance.
As current antibiotics dwindle in effectiveness against multidrug-resistant pathogens, researchers are seeking potential replacements in some unlikely places.
The transfer of resistance from an aquaculture pathogen into a human enteric bacterium has been demonstrated in research and may be happening in the real-world environment.
Improving the methodology of antimicrobial resistance testing and related controls, and the implementation of laboratory ring tests could lead to more reliable information.