AMRILS project will generate an integrated approach to considering AMR in a One Health context and produce a ‘framework blueprint’ for an integrated surveillance, analysis, interpretation, modelling and policy translation approach that can be utilised for any livestock system in any LMIC to facilitate decision making, help implement incentives and inform new policy around interventions to reduce AMU, AMR and risks to human health. The project is a fully collaborative Argentina–UK endeavour. 

Best Practice Hens (BPH) will prepare and provide practical support to egg producers to encourage them to convert from cage systems to non-cage systems. This applies to both the rearing of laying hens and the keeping of laying hens in the production period. To ensure wide dissemination of the information collected in the best practices through developing communication materials (videos and practice abstracts).

One Health EJP porject BIOPIGEE will provide advice to farmers, veterinarians, authorities and the wider pig industry on the best practice with regards to biosecurity measures, with the help of a series of workshops, website-content, reports, supporting material for farming schools, and a decision support tool . The guidance will concentrate on the effectiveness of biosecurity measures against Salmonella and HEV, but will also provide relevant information and discussion on their appropriateness for other pathogens of public health and pig health importance. BIOPIGEE will concentrate on farm-specific measures but will also include factors related to slaughterhouse and pig transport.

Animal welfare has become a fundamental aspect of livestock production, but its assessment remains a challenge.  The EU-funded ClearFarm project intends to use Precision livestock farming (PLF) technology to increase animal welfare in the whole production chain of dairy cows and pigs. It will co-design, develop and validate a platform that will inform both farmers and consumers to assist their decision-making.

DISARM is a multi-sector project aiming to disseminate innovative solutions on how to reduce antibiotic resistance in animal farming. Farmers, veterinarians, advisory services, academics and industry will develop best practice guides and farm health plans, they will run events to establish a strong collaboration between several stakeholders in the livestock industry addressing the challenges and the policy developments with antibiotic resistance.

ENOVAT Project

ENOVAT aims to optimize veterinary antimicrobial use with special emphasis on the development of animal- and disease-specific antimicrobial treatment guidelines and refinement of microbiological diagnostic procedures.

The aim of HealthyLivestock is to contribute to fighting antimicrobial resistance (AMR), by reducing the need to use antimicrobials in pigs and poultry. Strengthening biosecurity, enhancing animal resilience, early disease detection methods, and more targeted medication will help decrease antimicrobial use and consequently reduce antimicrobial resistance. HealthyLivestock brings together Chinese and European experts and allows them to work together in a large research project.

Holoruminant Project

Holoruminant is a multi-actor project aiming to elucidate the role of ruminant-associated microbiomes and their interplay with the host animal in early life and throughout fundamental life events (e.g. weaning, feed transitions and lactation) that are known to affect health, welfare and environmental efficiency in ruminant production systems. HoloRuminant will use a holistic multi-omics approach to characterize the establishment and dynamics of microbiomes.

In order to fight against the threat of antimicrobial resistance , NeoGiANT will develop novel natural antimicrobial products for the control and prevention of the most relevant diseases in animal production based on natural extracts derived from agri-food by-products as raw materials. The use of these alternative products will relegate antibiotics only to the treatment of acute infections and reducing their current prophylactic use.

Ensuring high levels of biosecurity is an important part of poultry farming and key to controlling communicable poultry illnesses as chickens are particularly sensitive to epidemics and foodborne pathogens. To that end, the EU-funded NETPOULSAFE project will compile, validate and share supporting measures that have been implemented, or are close to being implemented, in large poultry producing countries. Moreover, field and literature data will be analysed from a technical and socio-economic point of view and validated in pilot farms or directly disseminated to farmers.

RIBMINS Project

The main aim of the RIBMINS network is to combine and strengthen European-wide research efforts on modern meat safety control systems. The network will allow exchange of ideas, experience and results of country-level research studies. Furthermore, the aim is to create a platform for training of relevant participants in the new meat safety system and thus help its operability, as well as to inform relevant stakeholders about the requirements, benefits and consequences of the new system.

ROADMAP project promotes transitions for a prudent and responsible AMU in livestock farming. ROADMAP analyses the socio-economic drivers of AMU, develops tailored strategies for change and proposes transition and impact scenarios in diverse farm animal production systems, all along the food and drug supply chains, in Europe and low- and middle-income countries.