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UC Davis Part of Group Awarded $1.5 Million Cooperative Agreement From FDA

UC Davis Part of Group Awarded $1.5 Million Cooperative Agreement From FDA

By Rob Warren

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is one of five partner institutions with the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education to receive a $1.5 million cooperative agreement award from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine to support a project designed to improve antibiotic stewardship by prioritizing the most significant diseases in food animal production and identifying alternative treatment strategies.

The funding will support research using a multi-pronged, standardized methodology to identify diseases that drive the most use of antibiotics in three major livestock species (swine, chickens [broiler], and cattle [dairy and beef]) as well as to identify antimicrobial alternatives in these production animals that may reduce reliance on antimicrobial drugs.

Source : ucdavis.edu

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