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Interventions to control the dynamics of antimicrobial resistance from chickens through the environment
Coordinating Institute
Freie Universität Berlin
Roswitha Merle
Agriculture University Wroclaw
L'Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l'alimentation, de l'environnement et du travail
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
University of Sousse
Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB)

Allocated to research program
The frequency of occurrence of antimicrobial resistances (AMR) in livestock is an important aspect for their spread in the environment and exposure to humans and other animals. The ERA-NET project ENVIRE (Interventions to control the dynamics of antimicrobial resistance from chickens through the environment) aims to reduce the spread of AMR in broiler chickens and its transmission to the environment and ultimately to humans. Six intervention studies are being conducted to investigate the potential of different mitigation measures and to develop a quantitative risk assessment model. As a result, both specific and general interventions will be identified that have the potential to reduce AMR in chickens in Europe and beyond. To achieve this, the expertise of six excellent partners from Germany, France, Lithuania, Poland and Tunisia will be combined in the spirit of the One Health approach. The ATB investigates the treatment and storage of chicken manure for AMR reduction. Composting, storage, anaerobic digestion and the addition of an easily digestible carbon source are being tested for their effectiveness against AMR microbes in poultry manure. During the manure treatments, the influence of different parameters (temperature, pH, moisture, carbon concentration and duration) will be evaluated.

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Funding agency
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Grant agreement number
Europäische Union (EU)
Grant agreement number
Funding framework
JPIAMR Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance. Call


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