Healthy Animals

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

AMR develops when bacteria, fungi or viruses are exposed to antibiotics, antifungals or antivirals. As a result, the antimicrobials become ineffective and infections in animals and humans may persist. In addition, medical interventions including surgery, chemotherapy and stem cell therapy may become impossible.
AMR is considered the biggest global threat of Health and Food Safety.

AMR Insights

For professionals in animal husbandry who wish to prevent Antimicrobial resistance, AMR Insights offers selected, global information and data, specific education and extensive networking and partnering opportunities.

AMR Insights is for:

  • Livestock breeders and animal caretakers
  • Veterinarians for production animals
  • Veterinarians for companion animals
  • Lab technicians in contract analysis laboratories
  • Veterinary regulatory authorities staff

Latest Topics

  •   18 January 2020

    Tackling AMR in aquaculture

    A new online course on antimicrobial stewardship in the food chain aims to educate the livestock industry – including the aquaculture sector – on how to implement a more responsible approach to using antibiotics.

  •   16 January 2020

    An estimation of total antimicrobial usage in humans and animals in Vietnam

    The results are approximate and highlight the need to conduct targeted surveys to improve country-level estimates of AMU.

  •   13 January 2020

    Businesses like Westfield Farms have role to play in fighting antimicrobial resistance

    2019 provided a major boost for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs as the Veterinary Medicines Directorate confirmed in October that sales of antibiotics used in food-producing animals had reduced by 53 per cent between 2014 and 2018.


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