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Field investigation of acquisition and persistence of multiple resistant E. coli in cattle and sheep exposed to farm was - OD2002

Description
Objectives:
- To obtain evidence on the capacity for multiple resistant E. coli from farm wastes to colonisecattle and sheep.
- To quantify the level of waste application and the number of organisms associated with colonisation.
- To assess the duration of colonisation by multiple resistant organisms in relation to microbial load in the waste.
- To gather descriptive information of medicationand waste handling policies to correlate with bacteriological results.
- To compare the risks of transfer of multiple resistant organisms from slurries and maures from cattle, pigs and poultry.

Policy relevance:
- Increased attention focused on antimicrobial resistance in general and in livestock production in particular
- Increasing concentration of intensive livestock production with reduced associated land waste disposal
- Need to act to improve control over all possible routes of dissemination of antimicrobial resistant organisms and genes in the food chain and the environemnt of animals and humans.

Intended use of results:
- Knowledge gained will lead to better informed decisions on future control policies and codes of practice
- Implementation of improved controls should ultimately benefit animal and human health and welfare.
Objective
01: Primary sampling of farms to identify cattle and sheep herds at risk from multiple resistant E.coli in spread wastes.
02: Longitudinal studis of persistence of multiple resistant E. coli.
03: Characterisation of predominant multiple resistant E.coli strains isolated from grazing animals and wastes.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Field investigation of acquisition and persistence of multiple resistant E. coli in cattle and sheep exposed to farm was   (184k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2004

Cost: £258,024
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Veterinary Laboratories Agency
Keywords
Animal Diseases              
Animal Health              
Antimicrobial Resistance              
Bacteria              
Biotechnology              
Bovine              
Cattle              
E.coli O157              
Ovine              
Plants and Animals              
Sheep              
Fields of Study
Animal Health