Text and pictures: Aida Minquez-Menendez – David Langlais – Jocelyn Dubuc – Éric Paquet – Simon Dufour and Christopher Fernandez-Prada

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The immunity-AMR Project: A new Op+lait initiative

A new multidisciplinary research team composed of Christopher Fernandez-Prada, David Langlais, Jocelyn Dubuc, Éric Paquet, and Simon Dufour, based in the province of Québec, and involving multiple centers (UdeM, McGill, and U. Laval), has decided to explore how genetic mutations may contribute to cases of antibiotic treatment failure, AMR, and persistent or recurring infections in dairy cows. If these mutations can be identified, the research team could develop new tests to predict how easily a cow will get sick. In addition, the research team will also shed new light on how a weak immune system can lead to an increased frequency of AMR infections in dairy cows.

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