Combating antibiotic resistance in veterinary and human public health – University of Copenhagen

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Combating antibiotic resistance in veterinary and human public health

The School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science performs research to reduce the use of traditional antibiotics and the risk of zoonotic transmission from animals to humans

Antibiotics are essential in the cure of bacterial infections and have significantly contributed to reduce human mortality and improve animal healthcare over the last 50 years. However, antibiotic use in humans and animals has the unavoidable side effect to promote selection of resistant bacteria. The use of antibiotics and the development of resistant bacteria therefore affect both human animal health.

At the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science we perform research to find effective solutions to this problem. We optimize treatment with existing antibiotics and work on the development of new pharmaceuticals. In addition we study alternative methods for veterinary infection control. Read more on http://uc-care.ku.dk/english

Contact: Professor Luca Guardabassi, Department of Veterinary Disease Biology.