Special Issue "Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotic Alternatives in Livestock"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: antibiotics; antibio-resistance; alternatives to antibiotics; extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL); enterobacteria; pathogenic bacteria; bacteriocins; antimicrobial compounds; probiotics; food microbiology; food safety
Interests: lactic acid bacteculture; food microbiology; antimicrobial peptides; bacteriocins; antimicrobial activity; food and animal application
The discovery of antibiotics was one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century. However, the overuse of antibiotics in human medicine and in livestock production as therapeutic agents or growth promoters has led to the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria (MDR). Recently, the conditions for the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals have changed around the world and several countries have banned the use of antibiotics firstly as growth promoters and subsequently as prophylaxis agents. Food-producing animals are a major source of MDR transmission via the food chain. Several bacteria carried by animals can also cause disease in people. Consequently, consumers are now seeking alternatives and demonstrating an increasing preference for meat obtained without antibiotics. Over the years, several effective strategies have been intrdocued to maintain the health of food-producing animals. Among these alternatives, probiotics, prebiotics, bacteriocins and bacteriophages are promising. This Special Issue includes studies regarding the development of antibiotic resistance in livestock as well as those related to alternatives to antibiotics in food animal production and in the control of multidrug-resistant bacteria.
Dr. Laila Ben Said
Prof. Dr. Ismail Fliss
Prof. Dr. Carmen Torres
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Antimicrobial resistance
- Multidrug-resistant bacteria
- Food-producing animals
- Bacterial infection