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30 Jun 2023

One Health and antimicrobial resistance

Bengal cow

On 28 June 2023, Hung Nguyen-Viet, co-leader of the Animal and Human Health program at the International Livestock Research Institute, presented on One Health and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at an online workshop on 'AMR in UK Parliament'.

8 Feb 2023

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance among poultry farmers in urban and peri-urban areas of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Poultry drugs

Increased use of antibiotics in livestock is a public health concern, as it poses risks of antibiotic residues and antibiotic-resistant pathogens entering the food chains and infecting humans. A new study in the January 2023 issue of Antibiotics has examined the knowledge, attitudes and practices of poultry farmers on the use of antibiotics in urban and peri-urban areas of Ouagadougou.

5 Jan 2023

Antibiotic use by poultry farmers in Kiambu County, Kenya: exploring practices and drivers of potential overuse

Chickens on a poultry farm in Kiambu County, Kenya

Antibiotic resistance is a global concern threatening achievements in health care since the discovery of antibiotics. In Kenya, this topic remains understudied in a context of rising demand for livestock products, intensification and the concomitant increase in antibiotic use. To shed light on this topic, a new study in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (Jan 2023) has investigated the drivers and practices of antibiotic use in poultry farming in Kiambu County, Kenya.