OIE publishes new report on global antimicrobial use in animal sectors
The current Annual Report marks four years of data collection and close collaboration between the OIE and Member Countries. The efforts of the animal health sector to ensure antimicrobial agents are used responsibly are key components that have impacted in the development of a database that contributes to national and global surveillance and monitoring systems on antimicrobial use in the animal sector with increased precision.
In the fourth round of data collection, a total of 153 countries participated, demonstrating sustained national monitoring across all regions. An increasing level of engagement has been received from countries who are able to provide quantitative data. The data presented in the Fourth Annual Report represents the commitment of countries to report more accurate data sets that can be used to as an evidence base from which to optimise the responsible use of antimicrobial agents, such as regional comparisons, classification of antimicrobial agents for use in food animals or records of antimicrobial quantities used and animal kilograms.
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