Antibiotic Resistance


World Veterinary Day 2018-04-28

The World Veterinary day is scheduled for the 28th of April 2018 and the theme for this year is: THE ROLE OF THE VETERINARY PROFESSION IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TO IMPROVE LIVELIHOODS, FOOD SECURITY AND SAFETY http://www.oie.int/for-the-media/press-releases/detail/article/what-have-you-planned-for-world-veterinary-day-2018/   Dr. Neil Fourie who had been a production animal veterinarian in Middelburg, Mpumalanga […]

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Antibiotic Use in Food Producing Animals-2017-12-21

See here the online article of the meta-analysis of restricting the use of antibiotic use in food animals and its impact on ABR in food animals and humans supplied by Hailey Eagar from Boeringer Ingelheim and the Association for Veterinary Consultants. http://www.academia.edu/35117793/Restricting_the_use_of_antibiotics_in_food-producing_animals_and_its_associations_with_antibiotic_resistance_in_food-producing_animals_and_human_beings_a_systematic_review_and_meta-analysis    


Global Salmonella Resistome Data-2017-11-20

See here an interactive tool to track antibiotic resistance genes called the Resistome Tracker. The tool is available to the public and provides visualizations by antibiotic drug class, compares resistance genes across different sources, and maps resistance genes to geographic region. https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/AntimicrobialResistance/NationalAntimicrobialResistanceMonitoringSystem/ucm570694.htm


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FIDSA Site for AMR Awareness Tools-2017-11-03

See here the link to the Federation for Infectious Diseases Societies Southern Africa Site: http://www.fidssa.co.za/SAASP/PublicAwarenessTools   Tools include the following posters: Misuse of antibiotics 2 Responsible use