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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: NOVEL PRE-HARVEST INTERVENTION TO PROTECT ANTIMICROBIALS OF CRITICAL IMPORTANCE IN HUMAN AND VETERINARY MEDICINE

Location: Food and Feed Safety Research

Project Number: 6202-32000-030-57
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: May 15, 2011
End Date: Aug 31, 2013

Objective:
Determine the antimicrobial resistance of E. coli from cattle reared with various antibiotic usage regimens. Are there intervention strategies that can reverse antimicrobial resistance?

Approach:
1) Will culture approximately 1000 cattle fecal samples for E. coli; 2) E. coli will be tested for antibiotic sensitivities; 3) Resistant bacteria will be genotypically characterized; and 4) Antibiotic usage practices will be altered and cattle populations re-distributed to reduce antibiotic resistance.

Last Modified: 7/12/2014
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