The Antibioticresistance project is primarily about reducing the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture.
Antibiotics are used to prevent disease from spreading between animals. However, when using antibiotics in animal agriculture, it also increases the risk of transferring antibiotic resistant bacteria to humans. The project therefore aims to decrease the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. Antibiotic resistance has been effectively combated through strategies that focus on animal welfare. If animals have good living conditions, the risk of them catching and spreading disease decreases, and in turn, less antibiotics have to be used.
The project wants to share successful experiences and strategies, and further develop these strategies in a collaboration between the countries in the Baltic Sea region. Also, it wants to develop clear guidelines on animal welfare. The project involves partners from the Nordic as well as Baltic countries.