Antimicrobial Resistance on Smallholding Farms
Smallholdings are the fastest-growing sector of the UK farming industry. This study examines the relationships of smallholding farmers with their animals as well as with animal health, with a distinct focus on antimicrobial use and resistance. The project is funded by the Medical Research Foundation’s National PhD Training Programme in Antimicrobial Resistance Research and supervised by Dr Kristen Reyher and Professor Henry Buller.
We are interested in finding out how smallholders manage their animals, particularly in relation to the diagnosis, management and treatment of disease. In collaboration with the DIAL project and OH-STAR, we aim to establish patterns of antimicrobial use, resistance and risk factors on smallholding farms. Transmission of resistance within and between smallholding farms as well as to people will be examined in order to understand this topic in a One Health context.
We want you!
We will soon be recruiting smallholders to participate in the study.
If you would like to know more about the project or are a smallholder who is interested in participating please contact us.
Liz Cresswell BVMedSci PGCert MRCVS
Bristol Veterinary School,
University of Bristol,
Langford House, Langford,
Bristol, BS40 5DU
Telephone: (+44) 7812 780897