Drug-Resistant Foodborne Campylobacteriosis in Humans: Is There a Link to Antibiotic Use in Agricultural Animals? Dr. M.A. McCrackin, Charleston VA Medical Center Research Service and Medical University of South Carolina, brings to light a real example of antibiotic-resistance research. Her project looked antibiotic resistance and connection from farm to fork.
Specially, Dr. McCrackin's team wanted to address the literature evidence for a link between antibiotics used in agricultural animals intended for food and antibiotic-resistant infections in humans. One of the key conclusions: on farm antibiotic treatments will increase the colonization of animals with antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter, and antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter can be transmitted to humans in raw animal products.
But current literature is inadequately detailed to establish a causal relationship between antibiotic use in agricultural animals & antibiotic-resistant campylobacteriosis in humans [video].
Welcome and Opening Comments Dr. Steve Solomon, Principle, Global Public Health Consulting; Dr. Eric Moore, Norbrook, Inc.; and Dr. Scott Vernon, Professor, Agricultural Communications, California Polytechnic State University, opens up the event and the conversations for the 2016 NIAA Symposium - Antibiotic Use - Working Together For Better Solutions [video].
Applications of Next Generation Sequencing Dr. Stephanie Rossow, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, talks about the applications of next generation sequencing. Dr. Rossow gets in the specifics of how next generation sequencing can help and what it can and can not do. Dr. Rossow offers some comments on setting expectations and goals before using this technology [video].
Use of Next Generation Sequencing for Whole Genome Analysis of Pathogens Dr. Douglas Marthaler, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, talks about the technologies behind metagenomic sequencing and what it means for laboratory use. Dr. Marthaler provides how laboratory workflow and technology are integrated, how costs are allocated, and what to do with the data that comes out of the metagenomic sequencing technology [video].
Pathogen Discovery Using Metagenomic Sequencing Dr. Ben Hause, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, shares what metagenomic sequencing is and how it can be used to help identify swine health issues. Dr. Hause details several projects that have used metagenomic sequencing and what the outcomes were [video].