Vetworks is proud to participate in EFFORT, an EU project – Ecology from Farm to Fork Of microbial drug Resistance and Transmission.
EFFORT is an EU-FP7 5 years project (2013-2018), led by Prof. Jaap Wagenaar, Utrecht University (The Netherlands). The consortium of 20 partners from 10 European countries is studying the complex epidemiology and ecology of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the Interactions between bacterial communities, commensals and pathogens in animals, the food chain and the environment.
EFFORT results will support future evidence based policies, and the prioritisation of risk management options along the food chain, related with antimicrobial resistance, one of the major threats to the global public health.
Vetworks will contribute in real-life intervention studies with the aim of reducing the use of antimicrobials in veterinary practice in poultry. The economic impact of antimicrobial resistance in the food chain will also be evaluated.
The different sources of information will be used in prediction models, with the overall goal of limiting the future evolution, in humans, of resistance to the most critically important antimicrobials.
For more information, visit: www.effort-against-amr.eu