A rising trend in antimicrobial resistance threatens livestock production in low-income countries.

According to a University Of Zurich study, high rates of antimicrobial resistance in animals were found in underdeveloped regions across northeast China, northern India, Iran, Turkey, and southern Brazil. Scientists say developing countries are also at risk.

The research team says their open access web platform could help target interventions against the resistance and assist a transition to more sustainable farming practices in low- and middle-income countries.