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One Health and Antibiotic Resistance in Agroecosystems
- Durso, Lisa M., Cook, Kimberly L.
- EcoHealth 2019 v.16 no.3 pp. 414-419
- One Health initiative, agroecosystems, antibiotic resistance, control methods, humans, problem solving, professionals, ranchers, soil quality
- Agriculture reflects One Health principals, with the job of the farmer being to sustainably balance human, animal, and soil health. It is imperative to include an agricultural perspective when addressing antibiotic resistance (AR) from a One Health perspective, as the farmers, ranchers, and agricultural professionals have an intimate working knowledge of these complex systems, and they will be on the front lines of implementing on-farm control measures. Currently, communication across the One Health triad (humans, animals, environment) regarding agricultural AR is hindered by ambiguous language, complicated by cultural and linguistic differences that can lead to the conclusion that the other participant is not aware of the facts, or has ulterior motives. This work explores and identifies the language and vocabulary of AR in the context of supporting strategic short- and long-term problem solving in a One Health context.