I am an historian of science, lecturer at Paris-Saclay University and a member of EST research unit (Science and Technology Studies research unit, EA 1610). My research aims to understand the mechanisms and issues underlying the medicalization of agriculture, by focusing more specifically on the use of drugs in livestock farming and their influence on the way animal health is conceived, between human medicine, veterinary medicine and agricultural sciences.

For several years, I have been interested in the various issues that have led to the introduction of antibiotics in livestock farming and how these drugs have helped to transform veterinary and agricultural practices in France and the United Kingdom. I have also studied how antimicrobial resistances have been handled by various actors – whether experts called by French public authorities or not – and with what consequences regarding the management of the problem until the 1960s.

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