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Name Lanyon, Christopher
Group Mathematical Medicine and Biology
Room B08, Maths
Telephone +44 (0) 115 [direct dial]
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Thesis Title Evaluating antimicrobial resistance in dairy farming: understanding real world interactions within the wastewater slurry environment
Thesis Abstract Antimicrobial resistance is a growing global problem where we face a rise in the number of bacteria becoming resistant to existing antibiotics. The environment plays an important role, as does the way humans and animals interact with the environment. The dairy farm environment plays an integral role to water quality and food security, where the health of the dairy herd is supported through application of antibiotics. This research will aim to develop a mathematical model of spread of antibiotic resistance and antibiotic prevalence in wastewater slurry systems that will seek to quantify the risk of emergence and spread of antibiotic resistant human and animal pathogens within our dairy farm system, linking this to herd treatment and farming practices; identify measures that could mitigate against these risks; and model the economic and societal impacts associated with these risks and interventions in dairy farms operating on a similar basis.
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