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Projects - current

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The development of effective residue testing methods in line with national and EU Statutory requirements

Project Number Project Title
VM02160 Contaminants in Food and Feed: Inexpensive Detection for Control of Exposure (CONffIDENCE).
VM02162 Development of aptamer-based technology to detect residues of veterinary drugs, and constituents of vaccines.
VM02163 Development of screening tests for multiple drugs with complex MRLs
VM02168 Development of screening and confirmatory methods for new additions to MRL regulations
VM02169 Development of analytical methods to detect residues of active ingredients in feedingstuffs
VM02171 Trifluralin and cephalosporins in aquaculture
VM02172 Extention of current analytical capbility of the UK National Surveillance Scheme to include coccidiostats not currently covered but which have EU MRLs in bovine and poultry liver
VM02173 Methods for screening and confirmatory analyses of residues of anti-fungal treatments in food animals
VM02174 Aquaculture Sampling Approaches for Detection of Veterinary Residues
VM02175 Extension of existing project (VM02152) on mass spectrometry - Time of flight analytical method development
VM0504 Development of protocols for the establishment of MRLs in honey
VM0505 Development of analytical methods to detect and detemine the use of dye treatments in aquaculture.
VM0507 Transfer and validation of a confirmatory method for detecting residues of the metabolites of carbodox and olaquindox in porcine muscle and liver.
VM0512 Performance criteria for multi-residue analytical methods.

Resistance to antibiotics and other veterinary medicinal products

Project Number Project Title
VM02207 Therapeutic measures to control the dissemination of plasmid-borne resistance in food-producing animals.
VM02210 Pilot study to collect antimicrobial usage, antimicrobial resistance and other relevant data from dairy farms with and without ESBL E Coli
VM02211 Antibiotic use in food-producing animals in the UK
OD2025 Antimicrobial use and carriage of antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli and staphylococci in dogs and horses in the community: molecular mechanisms of resistance and risk to humans.
OD2026 The clinical treatment of pet dogs and antibiotic resistance in commensal and potentially pathogenic bacteria.
OD2028 A generic toolbox for the molecular epidemiology of CTX-M bearing verotoxigenic E. coli and vaccine trial.
OD2029 Evolution of multidrug resistance in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium as a result of biocide exposure
OD2031 Selection of ESBL-resistance in calves feed waste milk containing antibiotic residues
VM0502 A study to evalute best practice guidance for the management of sheep nematode parasite resistance on commercial farms in the UK
VM0503 Anthelmintic resistance in cattle in England - strategies for early detection and maintenance of efficacy in currently available products.
VM0506 Antimicrobial organisms in cattle and other animal species.
VM0508 A study to evaluate optimisation of current enrofloxacin oral dosing regimes in broiler chickens, in order to, prevent the selection of fluoroquinolone-resistant Campylobacters, E. coli and Salmonella whilst maintaining efficacy and animal welfare.
VM0509 Motivations and drivers of antimicrobials prescribing practises in farmed animals.
VM0511 A study to consider prescribing groups and distribution channels to ensure appropriate use of anthelmintics in the UK.
VM0513 Assessing the risks of antimicrobial usage in cattle with respect to antibiotic resistance bacteria: risk assessment, epidemiological analysis and laboratory investigation.
VM0516 Exploring the molecular basis for antimicrobial resistance in Brachyspira hyodysenteriae using whole genome sequencing.
VM0518 Molecular signature (MOLSIG) of antibiotic resistance in pigs as a potential source of antibiotic resistance for humans.

Development of appropriate methods to better understand the long-term health effects on man and animals coming into contact with veterinary medicines

Project Number Project Title
VM02304 Identification of novel control methods for sheep scab mite
VM0510 Responsible use of all veterinary medicines

Immunological Research and Development

Project Number Project Title
VM0133 Validation of in vitro assays to replace in vivo potency testing of rabies veterinary vaccines.
VM0140 Serological methods for batch potency testing of vaccines to replace current challenge testing with Aeromonas salmonicida subsp. salmonicida in salmon
VM0501

An in vitro study to establish whether defined non-feline cell lines are competent to produce RD114 virus particles capable of replication.

Last Updated: 1 December 2011

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