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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?

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WHAT ROLE DOES FARMING PLAY?

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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.

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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

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WHAT HAS BEEN DONE?

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LINKING HUMANS AND ANIMALS

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