• JPIAMR/0002/2016


This research project includes a multidisciplinary team from 5 different countries.

Universidade de Lisboa

Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária

Logo Royal Veterinary College

University of London

Royal Veterinary College

Freie Universität Berlin

Institute of Microbiology and Epizootics

Ontario Veterinary College

University of Guelph

Ontario Veterinary College

Logo Royal Veterinary College

University of Bern

Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology

PETrisk project


This research project aims to evaluate the frequency and public health importance of the sharing of resistant bacteria between dogs, cats and humans living in close contact.

Study case enrolement

The first stage of the PETrisk research project consists of recruiting dogs, cats and humans living in contact.

The enrolment of participants takes place in Portugal and the United Kingdom and seeks information about healthy companion animals and with skin or urinary tract infection.

If you are willing to participate or know someone who is, please contact us.

Sharing of bacteria

The samples collected from companion animals and their owners we be used to evaluate the presence of multi-resistant bacteria as well as the occurrence of transmission between humans and animals.

This information will be of the utmost importance to better control  the dissemination of these important multi-resistant bacteria.

Risk analysis

This research project will also study the existence of risk factors in order to establish control measures that might help to limit the dissemination of resistant bacteria from companion animals.

Would you like to be enrolled?


 Some examples of relevant publications from consortium members

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