Reduction of antimicrobial resistance of zoonotic bacteria in production animals

01 October 2009 → 30 September 2012
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
biosecurity antimicrobial resistance antimicrobial use
Project description

Understanding the prevalence of acquired antimicrobial resistance of zoonotic and indicator bacteria in pigs and poultry and describing the use of antimicrobial agents in these sectors. Further on, the effect of a reduced prophylactic use of antimicrobial agents on antimicrobial resistance of zoonotic and indicator bacteria will be studied on middle long term. The aim is to show a possibility of a reduced antimicrobial agent use due to accompanying measurements and to show that a reduced use of antimicrobials can lead to a decreased antimicrobial resistance level of zoonotic and indicator bacteria on middle long term.