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Project

Title
AMR spread in animal husbandry - mechanisms and possible interventions
Acronym
AMR-PIG
Start
01.04.2021
End
31.03.2025
Coordinating Institute
Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB)
Partner
Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen

Summary
The AMR-PIG project is investigating mechanisms and transmission pathways that lead to the spread of AMR antimicrobial resistance in animal husbandry in particular in pig fattening. Feeding trials and hygiene improvement will be investigated as possible AMR reduction measures. The results will help to derive interventions and strategies to minimise AMR emergence and spread in commercial animal husbandry. The project is part of the Leibniz Research Network "INFECTIONS in an Urbanizing World - Humans, Animals, Environments". The aim of this research network is to use interdisciplinary research and communication to develop new strategies and methods for early warning systems, improved outbreak management and optimised containment of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) pathogens. The One Health approach, which takes into account the interaction of humans, animals and the environment, will be applied.

Funding
Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
Funding agency
Senatsausschuss Strategische Vorhaben
Funding framework
Bewilligung von Mitteln im Rahmen des Leibniz Forschungsverbunds INFECTIONS in an Urbanizing World Humans, Animals, Environments