Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture

Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture

Perspective, Policy and Mitigation

1st Edition - September 25, 2019

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  • Authors: Indranil Samanta, Samiran Bandyopadhyay
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128157701
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128165232

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 392
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: September 25, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128157701
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128165232

About the Authors

Indranil Samanta

Dr. Indranil Samanta is an Assistant Professor at the West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences. Prior to his current position, he conducted his post-graduate research at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) and subsequently served as Assistant Professor at S.K. University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K). Dr. Samanta’s research focuses on Indian livestock, poultry, captive birds, and pet animals as sources of zoonotic pathogens such as STEC, EPEC, EHEC, Salmonella, Klebsiella, Cryptococcus, and dermatophytes. He has authored four books entitled Veterinary Bacteriology, Veterinary Mycology, Pet bird diseases and care, and Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture.

Affiliations and Expertise

West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences

Samiran Bandyopadhyay

Dr. Samiran Bandyopadhyay is a Senior Scientist at ICAR-IVRI. His research focuses on emergence of antimicrobial resistance in livestock from eastern and north-eastern India. Recent interests include etiopathogenesis of diarrheal and abortive illnesses of yaks in the Himalayan ranges

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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