A GLOBAL PROBLEM
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens animal and human health around the globe and demands a response from every facet of the livestock production chain.
In the absence of prompt action, there could be dire economic, ethical and environmental consequences.
Because livestock production uses more antimicrobials than human medicine, concerns are growing about the increasing rate of resistant bacteria passing into humans via the food supply chain.
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WHAT IS ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE?
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the term given to microbes that adapt to be resistant to antimicrobial medicines which previously offered effective treatment.
The term relates to bacteria, fungi, viruses and some parasites which have been controlled with a developing arsenal of antimicrobial technology since the 1940’s. However, the predominant problem is with bacteria.
HOW DOES RESISTANCE DEVELOP?
WHAT ROLE DOES FARMING PLAY?
In this interview, veterinarians Andy Adler and Ben Odbert from Synergy Farm Health in the UK discuss the issue of anti-microbial resistance and what can be done to address it.
Synergy Farm Health veterinarians Ben Odbert and Andy Adler explain their practice’s approach to managing anti-microbial resistance, as well as the role veterinarians can play in tackling resistance.
GERMANY - The German Federal Cabinet has approved the new German Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (DART 2020)....
NORWAY - LA-MRSA has been confirmed on a pig farm in Nordland, Norway....
US - The National Pork Board has applauded the White House action plan for combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. ...
A programme called 'Individual Pig Care' from Zoetis improved production and promoted more effective management with more targeted use of medication,...
At the 2014 Teagasc Pig Farmers Conference, a paper by first-named author, Anne Marie Burns, showed Salmonella detected in either feed or pig...
Developed by the American Meat Institute (AMI) to improve the accuracy of reporting on the issue of antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production,...
OUR RACE AGAINST BACTERIA:
LINKING LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION AND HUMAN MEDICINE
The last decade has seen veterinary authorities address the routine use of antimicrobial drugs and prescribe more judicious use. But how could this benefit human health, and what are the risks if it does not?
THE RISKS OF RESISTANCE
WHAT HAS BEEN DONE?
LINKING HUMANS AND ANIMALS
- Angle on AMR – Society of General Microbiology
- Infographic from the European Disease Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
- Critically Important Antimicrobials for Human Medicine
- Critically Important Antimicrobials of Veterinary Importance
- Antimicrobial Resistance: Global Report on Surveillance
- Impact of Intensive Farming on Human Health
- Antimicrobials For US Veterinarians