Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128157701

Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture

1st Edition

Perspective, Policy and Mitigation

Authors: Indranil Samanta Samiran Bandyopadhyay
Paperback ISBN: 9780128157701
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd December 2019
Page Count: 450
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Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture: Perspective, Policy and Mitigation is a valuable industrial resource that addresses complex, multi-factorial topics regarding farm, wild, companion animals, fish, and how the environment plays an important role in amplification and transmission of resistant bugs into the human food chain. Information of phenotypical and genotypical properties of each bacterial genus associated with antimicrobial resistance, transmission dynamics from different reservoirs (food animals, poultry, fishes) and control measures with alternative therapy, such as phytobiotics and nanomaterials are provided. Researchers, scientists and practitioners will find this an essential resource on the judicial use of antibiotics in animals and humans.

Key Features

  • Explores all the genera of livestock and fish originated pathogenic bacteria associated with antimicrobial resistance
  • Presents cutting-edge research on epigenetics, nanotechnology and intervention technologies
  • Discusses transmission dynamics of resistance gene pools from different reservoirs, including food animals, poultry, fishes and the environment


Research professionals engaged in Food Science/zoonotic infection / Veterinary Microbiology/ Veterinary Medicine / Medical Microbiology/ Industrial Microbiology associated work. Post graduate students and Ph.D. scholars of Food Science Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Medicine, Medical Microbiology, Veterinary or Medical practitioners; Policy makers

Table of Contents

  1. History of antimicrobial resistance
    2. Use of antimicrobials and antibiotics in livestock, poultry, fishery and agriculture
    3. The emergence of antimicrobialresistant bacteria in livestock, poultry and agriculture
    4. Emergence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquaculture
    5. Emergence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in environment
    6. β-Lactamase
    7. Carbapenem resistance
    8. Resistance to fluoroquinolones
    9. Resistance to aminoglycoside, tetracycline and macrolides
    10. Colistin resistance
    11. Antifungal resistance
    12. Biofilm formation and persister cells
    13. Salmonella
    14. Klebsiella
    15. Escherichia coli
    16. Staphylococcus
    17. Streptococcus
    18. Actinobacillus
    19. Campylobacter
    20. Clostridium
    21. Pasteurella and Mannheimia
    22. Vibrio
    23. Pseudomonas
    24. Aeromonas
    25. Mycobacterium
    26. Candida
    27. Others
    28. Cross-resistance between biocides and antimicrobials
    29. Antimicrobial stewardship
    30. Alternative antiinfective therapy
    31. Immunotherapy
    32. Antimicrobial resistance: one health approach


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About the Author

Indranil Samanta

Dr. Indranil Samanta, M.V.Sc. (Veterinary Bacteriology), Ph.D. (Veterinary Microbiology), Assistant Professor (Sr.), Department of Veterinary Microbiology, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Samiran Bandyopadhyay

M.V.Sc. (Veterinary Medicine), Ph.D. (Veterinary Medicine), Senior Scientist, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Eastern Regional Station, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Eastern Regional Station, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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