Research Area 1: Improved understanding of epidemic and emerging infectious animal diseases
We have particular research interest for cooperation in area of on animal health and antimicrobial resistance (AR) including foodborne bacteria, transmission of AM through livestock sector (dairy and beef cattle, pigs, poultry) up to consumers. Microbiome and genome sequencing are topics of special interest.
We offer our expertise in development and implementation of complex measures related to the decrease as well as targeted and rational use of antibiotics which can result in decrease of pathogenic microorganisms' antibiotic resistance, easier treatment of infectious diseases, and smaller amounts of medicaments for treatment of one animal. Some of our projects are focused on targeted and rational use of antibiotics, application of compositions of biopreparations and phytopreparations with antimicrobial features including other innovative measures with aim to strengthen animal immune system and improve animal health thus decrease expenditures for medicament's and veterinary services, increasing productivity of cows, decrease damage related to death and weight loss of animals.
We are interested in the improvement of animal health and optimization of animal welfare leading to the increased quality of production and incomes from marketed production, while expenditures for treatment and cost price of production should decrease.
The Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU, Lietuvos sveikatos mokslų universitetas). Today the University is the largest institution of higher education for biomedical sciences in Lithuania with the two main academies: Medical Academy and Veterinary Academy and with over 7,900 students and more than12,000 employees including Medical hospitals and Veterinary clinics. The University itself has 2,645 employees: 1,228 academic staff and 238 research staff. https://lsmuni.lt/en/ The research at LSMU Veterinary Academy covers pre-clinical, para-clinical, biomedical and herd health and production including food issues of predominantly the veterinary and animal science curricula.