About this Research Topic
With this Research Topic we aim to attract manuscripts that will improve our knowledge on the complex epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance in the animal-human-environment interface, in order to better characterize its public and animal health impact. Specifically, we would like to include manuscripts that give insight into the following research questions;
1. Monitoring systems and metrics to characterize antimicrobial usage in animals.
2. Determinants associated with usage of antimicrobials in livestock and potential interventions (such as optimizing farm management) to reduce antimicrobial usage and resistance. Here we would also welcome papers that apply qualitative and quantitative research methods to determine socio-psychological and economic drivers of farmers and veterinarians towards antimicrobial usage.
3. Studies demonstrating the link between antimicrobial usage and resistance development in livestock and their products.
4. Studies exploring the ecology of antimicrobial resistance in the animal-human-environment interface through a one health approach.
5. Studies on the transmission dynamics of resistant bacteria from animal to animals or humans, between farms or animal populations etc.
6. Risk assessments on the transmission of resistant bacteria to humans along the food chain.
7. Studies addressing the economic impact and global public health burden of antimicrobial resistance in livestock production.
Keywords: antimicrobial resistance, public health, antibiotics
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