Dairy Farmers of Ontario contribute nearly $540,000 to antimicrobial stewardship research
University of Guelph researchers, who are leaders in the field of antimicrobial stewardship, are receiving more than $3 million from Ontario Research Fund for their projects. Dairy Farmers of Ontario is proud to support Dr. David Kelton in his research into antimicrobial stewardship solutions in the Ontario dairy sector.
Antimicrobial medicines have played a vital role in human and animal health. In agriculture, they are used to treat, control or prevent disease and improve production, growth or reproduction. But bacteria can become resistant to antimicrobial medicine, with serious consequences for human and animal health.
Antimicrobial stewardship promotes the prudent use of antimicrobials, such as antibiotics, to limit an increase in resistant organisms and is becoming an integral part of food systems around the globe.
“We are proud to partner with the University of Guelph, including Dr. David Kelton and his research team, as we work together toward finding sustainable, science-based solutions to reduce the use of antimicrobials without compromising animal health and welfare,” says Cheryl Smith, Dairy Farmers of Ontario CEO. “We provide leadership and excellence in the production and marketing of Canadian milk. We value consumer trust in our industry and farm practices and work hard to meet their expectations every day.”
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