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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.

7 Nov 2022

New project seeks to improve farm-level antimicrobial use in Senegal through a One Health approach

Poultry production in Senegal (photo credit: ILRI/Pape Faye)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has launched a new project, Selecting efficient farm-level antimicrobial stewardship interventions from a One Health perspective, that will use a One Health approach to assess which farm-level antimicrobial use interventions are most efficient to prevent the development and transmission of antimicrobial resistance in poultry in Senegal.

5 Sep 2022

Antimicrobial resistance. A tale of two worlds, or a global threat?

MIC assays for antimicrobial resistance

On The Boma, a podcast from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Arshnee Moodley, team leader of the ILRI-hosted CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance Hub, talks about what action countries need to take against antimicrobial resistance to avert a grim future, and why each country needs a different plan. 

7 Jun 2022

New scoping review sheds light on antimicrobial resistance in global food crop value chains

Market near Khulungira Village, in central Malawi

A team of researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the International Livestock Research Institute, the University of Copenhagen, Royal Veterinary College and CABI carried out a systematic literature review to consolidate the current state of knowledge on antimicrobial resistance in food crop value chains globally. The review is published in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems (3 Feb 2022).