SWOT analysis for AR research in Europe. COMBAR = EU COST Action Combating Anthelmintic Resistance in Europe ; AR = Anthelmintic Resistance; STAR-IDAZ IRC = International Research Consortium on Animal Health.
|European initiative endorsed by all COMBAR members||Data on AR not collected on a constant basis (non-continuous and non-consistent data collection)||Real-time data sharing including a live database on AR in ruminant livestock||Insufficient public awareness of AR (compared to antimicrobial resistance)|
|Consistency and compliance with the priorities of the STAR-IDAZ IRC on animal health||Lack of harmonised tests for field and laboratory detection of AR to allow early reaction||Development of coordinated European surveillance system of AR.||The pattern in the AR maps could be misleading (black-box effect)|
|Disseminate knowledge and promote the use of standardised methods for determining AR|
|Live database compiled by regional experts with published and unpublished data||Fragmented surveillance systems and data biased towards Northern European countries and towards GIN||Striving to obtain precise location of AR cases||Data protection legislation may hamper the availability of georeferenced data to allow robust spatial analyses of AR|
|Operate in real time, providing maps, tables and reports||Spatial sampling bias can limit the analysis and interpretation of AR data||Rapid, responsive, efficient, and cost-effective planning of AR surveys||Confounding factors not related to AR may not be taken into consideration|
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