Start of the Kaesler Forum

The discussion around the question “Antibiotic resistances – is livestock farming a health risk?” has started. Over 150 participants from science, associations and practice have joined together in Berlin and online to exchange opinions and knowledge.

Prof. Uwe Rösler

Prof. Uwe Rösler

Dr. Bruno Kaesler

Dr. Bruno Kaesler

Prof. Thomas van Boeckel

Prof. Thomas van Boeckel

Dr. Ferdinand Entenfellner

Dr. Ferdinand Entenfellner

Dr. Noelle Noyes

Dr. Noelle Noyes

Dr. Pierre-Alexandre Beloeil

Dr. Pierre-Alexandre Beloeil

Prof. Mick Bailey

Prof. Mick Bailey

Dr. Hyun Lillehoj

Dr. Hyun Lillehoj

Alexandra de Athayde

Alexandra de Athayde

Philippe Becquet

Philippe Becquet

Abstract Book

Abstract Book

The day started with Prof. Thomas van Boeckel and his work of mapping antimicrobial resistances in the world followed by Dr. Ferdinand Entenfellner and his practical experiences in various countries. During the second session around the transmission, monitoring and surveillance of antimicrobial resistances Dr. Noelle Noyes explained how microbial resistances develop and are transmissioned. Her talk was complemented with the insights of Dr. Pierre-Alexandre Beloeil from EFSA and their view on monitoring and surveillance systems in the EU. The day ended with an insight into nutritional strategies starting with Prof. Mick Bailey and insights on the microbiome and its effects for boosting gut health. Dr. Hyun Lillehoj from USDA shared her vast experience with different feed additives as a solution for reduced use of antibiotics. The final talk came from IFIF and underlined the important role of feed and nutrition for healthy animals and food safety.

We look forward to another exciting day!