Location: Food and Feed Safety Research
Project Number: 6202-32000-030-57-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: May 15, 2011
End Date: Aug 31, 2013
Determine the antimicrobial resistance of E. coli from cattle reared with various antibiotic usage regimens. Are there intervention strategies that can reverse antimicrobial resistance?
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.