About the Farmed Animal Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative
The widespread use of antimicrobials in humans and animals has led to antimicrobial resistance around the world. Without action, this growing threat will continue to affect our ability to treat human and animal illnesses with the drugs we are used to using. Everyone who uses or prescribes antimicrobials has a role to play in fighting the spread of antimicrobial resistance. The Farmed Animal Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative (FAAST) aims to tackle resistance head on through education, collaboration, and engagement across the value chain. Our mission is to help Ontario veterinarians, farmed animal owners, and their representative organizations:
- improve antimicrobial stewardship in farmed animals
- prepare for upcoming policy and regulatory changes, and
- preserve the efficacy of antimicrobials without compromising animal health or food safety
FAAST is a collaborative effort between the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, government, academic, and industry partners. For more information, please contact us.