Salmonella and E. coli in poultry production systems in Kenya: Investigating antimicrobial use, resistome profiling and interventions for improvement of poultry production and human health.

01 October 2022 → 30 September 2027
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary public health and food safety
Antimicrobial resistance Salmonella E. coli poultry production systems chicken Kenya
Project description

Kenya’s poultry industry is linked to transmission of antimicrobial resistance genes and resistant pathogens between animals and humans. Despite existing policies for food safety, sustainable interventions applicable to different poultry production systems are lacking. This study will evaluate prevalence of AMR in E. coli and Salmonella, antimicrobial use and risk factors, and model utility of potential interventions in different production systems.