Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Thomas, Stormy R.; Gallagher, Paul-Michael & Huggett, Duane B.
Description: This poster discusses research on antibiotic resistant bacteria emerging from the agricultural industry. The objectives of this study are: 1. Determine which antibiotics used in individual species feed have a direct correlation with increased levels of specific antibiotic resistant bacteria; 2. Investigate the possible link between antibiotic resistant bacteria and contamination of ground water due to waste runoff; 3. Investigate possible connections between animal husbandry workers and increased antibiotic resistant bacterial infection rates; 4. Investigate how resistance emerges; and 5. Investigate the cost to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College