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

  •   26 February 2021

    Bacteriophage-based solutions to kill salmonella strains isolated from poultry farms in Kenya (co-led by ILRI)

    International Livestock Research Institute and University of Laval (Canada) expect to develop a phage delivery system to improve protection against Salmonella strains isolated from Kenyan poultry farms.

  •   22 February 2021

    Antibiotics Use in Food Animal Production: Escalation of Antimicrobial Resistance: Where Are We Now in Combating AMR?

    The use of antibiotics has been very beneficial to human health, animal wellbeing, and food
    production, however, there are no alternatives to antimicrobials in treating infectious diseases

  •   22 February 2021

    Robustness in quantifying the abundance of antimicrobial resistance genes in pooled faeces samples from batches of slaughter pigs using metagenomics analysis

    With the continued spread of antimicrobial resistance in animals, it is important to assess its occurrence throughout a microbiome quantitatively in order to evaluate significantly affecting factors e.g. antimicrobial usage.


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