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

  •   21 October 2021

    Knowledge Gaps in the Understanding of Antimicrobial Resistance in Canada

    Without addressing gaps in identified areas, sustained progress in AMR mitigation is unlikely.

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  •   10 October 2021

    An economic lens to understanding antimicrobial resistance: disruptive cases to livestock and wastewater management in Australia

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has not only led to unwarranted mortality rates, but it presents as a major economic burden to societies.

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  •   09 October 2021

    Detection of isoniazid, fluoroquinolone, ethionamide, amikacin, kanamycin, and capreomycin resistance by the Xpert MTB/XDR assay: a cross-sectional multicentre diagnostic accuracy study

    The WHO End TB Strategy requires drug susceptibility testing and treatment of all people with tuberculosis, but second-line diagnostic testing with line-probe assays needs to be done in experienced laboratories with advanced infrastructure.

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