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.
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
04 April 2020
Indications for the use of highest priority critically important antimicrobials in the veterinary sector
Among the measures taken to preserve the clinical efficacy of highest priority critically important antimicrobials (HP-CIAs), the WHO has recommended avoiding their use in food-producing animals.Read more...
02 April 2020
Antibiotics in livestock negatively affect human health, economy: study
A Milken Institute School of Public Health researcher co-authored a study published Wednesday that examined how treating livestock with antibiotics negatively impacts human health and the economy.Read more...
30 March 2020
Impact of antimicrobial use in animals on antimicrobial resistance in humans
Antimicrobial resistance is selected for in human and veterinary medicine alike, and resistance may be transferred from animals to humans and vice versa.Read more...
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