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`Development and transfer of antibiotic resistance (REPLACED BY FC0604, 4/93)` - FC0603

Description
R&D Summary Objectives:- Identify main ways in which antimicrobial drug resistance can develop in fish farms and transfer to bacteria in the aquatic environment. Determine whether current usage of drugs in aquaculture represents a health or environmental threat. Key customer purpose:- Gain information on potentially serious problems associated with drug resistance in aquaculture and enable correct licensing response to be made through VMD.
Objective
1. To identify the main ways in which resistance to antimicrobial drugs can develop in fish farms and transfer to bacteria in the natural aquatic environment. 2. To determine whether current usage of antimicrobial drugs in aquaculture represents a health or environmental threat. 3. To recommend policy for minimising both the probability of serious resistance problems occurring in aquaculture, and any threats identified under objective 2.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1990

To: 1993

Cost: £218,834
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
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Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture