Impact of pests on persistence and spearing of zoonotic bacteria on production farms (PESTANIMAL)

The aim of the project is to study the presence of zoonotic bacteria in pest animals, which have been caught from the surrounding of production farms and feed production premises. The aim is also to investigate the antibiotic resistance of these bacteria. The collected prevalence data and typing data can be utilized in risk assessment to evaluate the exposure of production animals to these bacteria via pest animals. The project produces material and methods that can be utilized later in national zoonosis monitoring programs and in other national and international research projects.

Research group

Professor Pirkko Tuominen (Finnish Food Authority)
Senior Researcher Jukka Ranta (Finnish Food Authority)
Senior Researcher Leena Seppä-Lassila (Finnish Food Authority)
Senior Researcher Heidi Rossow (Finnish Food Authority)
Senior Researcher Maria Simola (Finnish Food Authority)
Senior Researcher Marjaana Hakkinen (Finnish Food Authority)
Senior Researcher Satu Hakola (Finnish Food Authority)
Senior Researcher Suvi Nykäsenoja (Finnish Food Authority)
Senior Researcher Saija Hallanvuo (Finnish Food Authority)
Principal Research Scientist Otso Huitu (Natural Resources Institute Finland)
Professor Heikki Henttonen (Natural Resources Institute Finland)

Timetable

2017 - 2020

Funding

Development Fund Agricultural and Forestry (MAKERA), Natural Resources Institute Finland and Finnish Food Authority.

Additional information

Maria Simola, maria.simola@foodauthority.fi
Otso Huitu, otso.huitu@luke.fi