Special Issue "Antimicrobial Resistance in Animal and Zoonotic Pathogens"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2024 | Viewed by 15094
Bacterial infections are one of the most important causes of disease in humans and animals that can be treated with antimicrobial agents, mainly antibiotics. Their misuse and overuse in different areas lead to the rapid development of resistance. Of particular concern is the emergence of "superbugs" in animals—strains of bacteria that have developed resistance to many different types of antibiotics. Infections in animals caused by resistant bacteria are difficult to treat because of the limited number of veterinary-approved antimicrobials. Herds of farm animals that are part of the food chain and companion animals that live in close contact with humans can be a source of zoonotic resistant bacteria for human infections. Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance is also of utmost importance because of the horizontal transfer of antimicrobial resistance genes between commensal and pathogenic bacteria. The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight the epidemiology of resistant bacteria in livestock and companion animals, the transmission of zoonotic resistant bacteria to humans, the genetic background of antimicrobial resistance and resistance to critically important antimicrobial agents for human medicine. Authors are invited to submit articles describing different aspects of antimicrobial resistance in animals and representing a significant advance in knowledge.
Dr. Jana Avberšek
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- antimicrobial resistance
- antimicrobial susceptibility testing
- bacterial pathogens
- companion animals
- farm animals
- veterinary microbiology