Antimicrobial Resistance of Enterobacteriaceae Populations in Northeastern U.S. Dairy Operations
Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory
Project Number: 1245-32000-091-09
Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 12, 2013
End Date: Jul 31, 2017
The specific objective of this project is to characterize the antimicrobial resistance of enteric bacteria associated with dairy cattle in the Northeast. The long term goal is to develop and optimize management strategies that minimize the prevalence of zoonotic enteric bacteria, including those resistant to antimicrobial agents, in dairy production systems.
Epidemiological studies will be conducted based on antimicrobial resistance of E. coli and Salmonella isolates from dairy farms and slaughter houses in Pennsylvania.