Antibiotic Resistance 3
LaPara’s research focuses on how to improve municipal wastewater treatment practices, as well as the treatment of animal manure. He suggests wastewater centers adopt a type of high-temperature or incineration system to more effectively kill bacteria. In places like feed yards or dairies, LaPara says composting or spreading less manure over more land can help stem the resistance problem, where everyone plays a role. Reducing antibiotic resistance will require what the National Institute for Animal Agriculture calls a “One Health” approach.
NIAA encourages all producers to learn more.