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Antimicrobial Drug Residues and Drug Resistance

New Content Item (2)Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is increasingly becoming a global problem. The overuse and misuse of antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals not only lead to the emergence and spreading of antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs), but also cause environmental pollution and pose public health risk with the selection of AMR that can spread from animal populations to humans. Furthermore, drug residues pollution from inadequate treatment of farm waste is expanding the resistome in the environment. WHO, FAO and OIE promote One Health as the guiding frame for national responses to AMR. Many countries and governments have banned the use of antimicrobial drugs as a feed additive for food-producing animals. Although remarkable progress has been made in recent years, the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance in animals, environment and human remains a serious problem. Thus, further studies about antimicrobial drug residues and drug resistance based on One Health approach are urgently needed.

The aim of this issue is to provide timely reports about the detection, surveillance, transmission, reduction and control of antimicrobial resistance based on One Health approach in certain areas or in a global scale. Original Research papers, Reviews or Mini-Reviews focusing on antimicrobial drug residues and drug resistance are welcomed.

Guest Editor: Hongning Wang
College of Life Sciences, Sichuan University, China

Guest Editor: Haihong Hao
College of Animal Sciences & Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

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