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

  •   15 April 2024

    Evaluation of cattle farmers’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in Rwanda

    A cross-sectional study in Rwanda found poor biosecurity measures and low knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) towards antimicrobial use (AMU) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among cattle farmers. 83.9% obtained antimicrobials from friends and neighbors, and 61.9% used them for growth promotion. Only 52.6% had correct knowledge, while 56% had good attitudes. Farmers expressed a need […]

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  •   15 April 2024

    UK/Portuguese study strongly suggests antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” are being passed from cats and dogs to their owners

    A study at the ESCMID Global Congress in Barcelona has found evidence of multidrug-resistant bacteria being passed between sick cats and dogs and their healthy owners in Portugal and the UK. This raises concerns that pets can act as reservoirs of resistance and aid in the spread of resistance to vital medicines. Antibiotic resistance is […]

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  •   11 April 2024

    A preliminary report on critical antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, and Enterococcus faecium strains isolated from healthy dogs in Chile during 2021-2022

    This research aimed to estimate the prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in commensal bacteria like E. coli and Enterococcus spp. from healthy pet dogs in Chile. Results showed significant differences in AMR prevalence based on geographical distribution, indicating various risk factors and the need for specific mitigation measures. The study highlights the importance of understanding […]

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