Texas Tech University

Researchers to study drug resistance in high-risk cattle

American Veterinary Medical Association

July 8, 2020

American Veterinary Medical Association - Researchers in Texas and Nebraska plan to study how drug-resistant pathogens spread among cattle and how to prevent infections. The project will focus on protecting the cattle at the highest risk.

Kristin Hales, PhD, associate professor and chair in animal science in the Texas Tech University Department of Animal and Food Sciences, is leading the research. On April 23, the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded her a $1 million, five-year grant to investigate the emergence and ecology of antimicrobial resistance, NIFA information states.

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