Special Issue "Antimicrobial Resistance in Livestock"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Kim Stanford

Livestock Systems Section, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V6, Canada
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Interests: food and feed-borne pathogens; Escherichia coli; ergot alkaloids

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Background: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in livestock can lead to increased morbidity and mortality of livestock, as well as potentially transferring AMR to humans. As a result, antimicrobial use in livestock production is becoming increasingly regulated and livestock raised without antibiotics are being marketed as a result of consumer concerns.

Goal: Research which explores AMR in livestock is needed to separate marketing campaigns from demonstrated impacts and mechanisms of AMR. Research studies describing the changing patterns of AMR in livestock, mechanisms for transfer of AMR, the potential for transfer of AMR from livestock to humans or vice versa, and impacts of restricting antimicrobial use in livestock on AMR are urgently needed to inform policy decisions.

Scope: The scope of this Special issue is to present the results of research trials and reviews, considering antimicrobial resistance in livestock from a One Health Perspective.  

Details for Authors: Original clinical studies in humans and/or livestock and experimental research articles on AMR. Reviews on controlling AMR and treatment options for humans and livestock in light of AMR are welcomed.

Dr. Kim Stanford
Guest Editor

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  • antimicrobial resistance
  • antimicrobial resistance transfer
  • antimicrobial use
  • livestock
  • animal health
  • human health

Published Papers

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