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DAFM National Call 2015 15/S/676 Teagasc (UCD) €572,447

Project Title:

Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Animal Production

Project Coordinator:

Dr. Edgar Garcia Manzanilla

Project Abstract

Bacteria resistant to several antibiotics are currently one of the main concerns for WHO. All countries are taking action to address this problem at a human, animal and environmental level. Project AMURAP is collaboration between University College Dublin School of Veterinary Medicine, Teagasc and DAFM to study the use of antibiotics in Irish pig and chicken farms and the consequences in the appearance of bacteria resistant to antibiotics in products and environment. The project will provide a first baseline on the use of antibiotics in Ireland as it has been recently done in other countries. This baseline is key in order to demonstrate the good practices currently applied in pig and poultry Irish farms and to further reduce the use of antibiotics by better farming to ensue Irish pork and chicken keeps being one of the safest in the word.

Final Report:

Not available yet.