Assessing the risk of the transfer of antimicrobial resistance genes between bacteria in stored and spread farm wastes

E.L. Snary, Louise Anne Kelly, F. Clifton-Hadley, E. Liebana, M.. Wooldridge, S. Reid, J. Threlfall, E. Lindsay, M. Hutchison, R. Davies

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Farm wastes have a fertiliser value and help maintain soil quality and epidemic strain may be created. Data relating to the transfer of fertility, hence their use on land intended for arable crops, livestock antimicrobial resistance genes between bacterial strains and species in grazing and horticulture. It is possible for farm wastes to contain anti- stored and spread farm wastes are being obtained via experimental work microbial resistant bacteria with transferable resistance genes. The within the project. The data will be put into quantitative risk assessment storage and spreading of farm waste may provide an opportunity for the models that describe the storage and spreading practices for farm transfer of genetic material between bacteria so that some may acquire wastes. The work focuses on the transfer of antimicrobial resistance a higher level of resistance than before. Thus, if these antimicrobial genes between Salmonella Typhimurium, commensal Escherichia coli resistant bacteria can survive the storage and application process, and and Enterococcus faecium in cattle slurry, pig slurry and poultry have the potential to colonise humans or other animals, then a new manure. Preliminary results for the spread model will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5
Number of pages1
JournalResearch in Veterinary Science
Issue numberSupplement 1
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • public health
  • transer
  • farm waste

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