Infectious disease in food animals
Frazer, Michele L. Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Lexington, Kentucky.
Last reviewed:April 2018
- Herd health
- Living conditions
- Food and water
- Food animals and disease
- Antimicrobial resistance and Clostridium difficile
- Escherichia coli
- Listeria monocytogenes
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Pathological conditions caused by pathogenic microorganisms in animals that are consumed as food. The introduction of an infectious disease into an animal population intended for food consumption by humans can have many negative outcomes, including harmful effects on public health from people consuming infected meat or contracting disease from infected animals, economic hardship for the farmer and agricultural industry, and undesirable or even inhumane conditions for the animals. As such, proper management practices and inspection of animal health are necessary to safeguard against the spread of infectious disease (Fig. 1). See also: Agricultural science (animal); Disease; Food; Food engineering; Food manufacturing; Food safety and foodborne illness; Food science; Foodborne disease; Infectious disease; Public health
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