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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.

Articles will undergo all of the journal's standard peer review and editorial processes outlined in its submission guidelines.

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

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

Articles published in this collection:

  1. The development of alternative therapies to treat chicken coccidiosis has become a hot topic because of the widespread use of conventional medicines. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of eugeno...

    Authors: Tiantian Geng, Xinran Peng, Linyue Wu, Bang Shen, Rui Fang, Junlong Zhao and Yanqin Zhou
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2024 4:12
  2. The rapid emergence and spread of colistin-resistant gram-negative bacteria has raised worldwide public health concerns, and phosphoethanolamine (PEtn) transferase modification-mediated colistin resistance has...

    Authors: Jie Yang, Lin Lin, Haixin Bi, Congcong Shi, Qingjie Lv, Lin Hua, Huanchun Chen, Bin Wu and Zhong Peng
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2024 4:10
  3. Coronaviruses are widespread in nature and can infect mammals and poultry, making them a public health concern. Globally, prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging animal coronaviruses is a great chal...

    Authors: Mingjun Su, Guanghui Zheng, Xiangwen Xu and Houhui Song
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:14
  4. Doxycycline hydrochloride and florfenicol combination (DoxHcl&FF) is an effective treatment for respiratory diseases. In the study, our objective was to evaluate the activity of DoxHcl&FF against Actinobacillus p...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Yuan, Boyu An, Shuyu Xie, Wei Qu, Haihong Hao, Lingli Huang, Wanhe Luo, Jixiang Liang and Dapeng Peng
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:3
  5. Salmonella is a significant foodborne zoonotic pathogen that endangers both human and animal health. The goal of this research is to gain a preliminary understanding of Salmonella contamination and antimicrobial ...

    Authors: Cuirong Wu, Lihui Liu, Yuxin Sui, Lulu Huang, Yang Chen, Haihong Hao, Yuanhu Pan, Zhenli Liu and Guyue Cheng
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:31

    The Correction to this article has been published in Animal Diseases 2023 3:2

  6. Mycoplasma synoviae (M. synoviae) infections have become an increasingly serious concern in China because they cause huge economic losses to the poultry industry. Antibiotic treatment is one of control strategies...

    Authors: Chun Wang, Naiji Zhou, Haopeng Liu, Rongkun Yang, Weitao Cui, Qingrong Xu, Yuncai Xiao, Sishun Hu, Rui Zhou, Zili Li and Zutao Zhou
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:28