How Will $2 million Help Improve Food Safety?

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H. Morgan Scott, K-State Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, Plans to develop models to evaluate cattle system interventions on antibiotic resistance.

"Our overall goal is to identify, evaluate and implement practical interventions for managing antibiotic resistance in beef and dairy cattle systems," Scott said. "We focus on the longstanding problem of resistance emergence, dissemination and persistence among enteric bacteria. If pathogenic bacteria resistant to antibiotics enter the food chain, treatment of humans can be complicated."

This research will involve researchers from the University of Guelph, Angelo State University, Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University, Cornell University, Colorado State University and the Public Health Agency of Canada.