USA.- Sponsored by the USDA Regional Aquaculture Center Program’s North Central Regional Aquaculture Center at Iowa State University, this webinar will cover the basics of antibiotic resistance and how it may develop, inform and educate participants on the legal and judicious use of antibiotics in U.S. aquaculture, and describe and disseminate recent, peer-reviewed research developments that can help allay assumptions and misinformation related to antimicrobial use and antibiotic resistance in aquaculture.
Antimicrobial resistance poses a serious threat to human health, and there is much public concern regarding antibiotic use in aquaculture as a possible contributing factor. Regardless of whether antibiotic use in aquaculture is functionally related to the development of resistance in important human pathogens, antimicrobial resistance is relevant in that it may reduce the effectiveness of the limited treatment options available for fish health management.
In this webinar, Dr. Trushenski will cover the basics of antibiotic resistance and how it can develop, remind participants of the ‘dos and don’ts’ of legal and judicious use of antibiotics in U.S. aquaculture, and describe recent research aimed at separating assumptions from reality related to antibiotic resistance in aquaculture.
NCRAC Aquaculture Webinar Series
“Antibiotic Resistance in Aquaculture: Know the Risks, Know the Facts”
Dr. Jesse Trushenski
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Thursday, September 21, 2017 4:00 pm Eastern