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

  •   08 July 2024

    The Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance in Livestock: A Framework to Estimate its Impact within the Global Burden of Animal Diseases Programme

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in livestock can have significant social and economic impacts on human health and the environment. The Global Burden of Animal Diseases (GBADs) approach is proposed to assess the burden of AMU and AMR in livestock. The framework identifies socio-economic concepts and their relationships, using the Animal Health Loss Envelope (AHLE) as a […]

  •   25 June 2024

    Characterization of resistance and virulence factors in livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

    A study in Nigeria found that livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) in cows is linked to severe infections, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and virulence factors. The study analyzed 400 samples collected between 2018 and 2019, revealing 63.5% for Staphylococcus aureus and 55% for MRSA. Of the 76 mecA-positive MRSA isolates, 64.5% exhibited multidrug resistance (MDR), while […]

  •   06 June 2024

    Supporting animal health antimicrobial resistance governance and the implementation of the Pan-Canadian Action Plan

    The Canadian Government has developed the Pan-Canadian Action Plan (PCAP) on Antimicrobial Resistance, a 5-year roadmap for action. Animal Health Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have initiated a project called “Supporting animal health antimicrobial resistance governance and the implementation of the PCAP.” The project aims to establish a network of networks, develop a leadership […]


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