AVANT | Alternatives to Veterinary ANTimicrobials
- Stefan Weiß
- Carmen Espinosa-Gongora
- Klaus Hellmann
Goal: AVANT is a multi-actor inter-sectorial project aimed at developing alternatives to antimicrobials for the management of bacterial infections in pigs, especially diarrhoea during the weaning period, as the major indication for antimicrobial use in livestock in Europe. During pre-clinical studies, efficacy, toxicity, and mode of action of these interventions is tested, and their dosage and formulation optimized. The results and a survey for veterinarian-, farmer- and consumers perception of antimicrobial alternatives, will be used together with legal and economic considerations to select three interventions for large-scale farm trials, assessing clinical efficacy and impact on antimicrobial use.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862829.
Date: 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2024
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