FAO Releases Volume 5 of Guidelines on Monitoring Antimicrobial Use at the Farm Level
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a significant health threat to humans, animals, plants, and the environment. Given the role of animal production in contributing to AMR, monitoring antimicrobial use in farm animals is vital to mitigation efforts.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific; World Organization for Animal Health Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific; and World Organization for Animal Health SubRegional Representation for South-East Asia have developed guidelines for farm-level antimicrobial use (AMU) monitoring. These guidelines outline key steps for establishing effective AMU monitoring systems, addressing both terrestrial and aquatic food-producing animals in Asia and the Pacific, and are intended for authorities, research institutions, and agrifood industry actors looking to enhance or implement farm-level AMU monitoring.
The full FAO report can be accessed here: https://www.fao.org/3/cc8807en/cc8807en.pdf