Antimicrobial Sensitivity Testing – a survey of laboratory capacity

Summary

This project will establish the capacity of laboratories used by the chicken meat industry in key areas linked to antimicrobial sensitivity testing. The capacities to be surveyed will include: A) the ability to isolate and identify key bacteria (pathogens and commensals); B) the capacity to perform standardized antimicrobial susceptibility testing; C) any planned upgrade to those capacities. The project will provide a clear picture of the current capacities and any planned increased capacities to perform routine antimicrobial sensitivity testing.

Program

Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

The University of Queensland

Objective Summary

The project has the following aims: A) Identify all laboratories that provide isolation and identification of bacteria (both pathogens and commensals) services to the Australian chicken meat industry; B) Establish the capacity of the identified laboratories to identify relevant bacteria (pathogens and commensals); C) Establish the capacity of the identified laboratories to perform standardized antimicrobial susceptibility testing of relevant bacteria (pathogens and commensals) by phenotypic methods; D) Establish the capacity of the identified laboratories to perform standardized antimicrobial susceptibility testing of relevant bacteria (pathogens and commensals) by genotypic methods; Establish any planned increase in capacity of the identified laboratories to isolate and identify bacteria (pathogens and commensals) and to perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing (both phenotypic and genotypic methods).

Project Stage

Current

Project Start Date

Monday, August 13, 2018

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

CME-Increase the productivity and efficiency of chicken meat production

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