Pièce de Résistance
Antimicrobial Use in Food-Producing Animals – Farmers and Vets Recognized for Diligence in Use
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that domestic sales and distribution of all medically important antimicrobials intended for use in food-producing animals decreased by 33 percent between years 2016 and 2017.
- While sales data do not necessarily reflect actual antimicrobial use, the reduction in sales volume observed is an important indicator that ongoing efforts to support antimicrobial stewardship are having a significant impact.
- CVM’s five-year action plan outlines additional steps that the agency intends to take to foster antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary settings.
- FDA Releases Annual Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed in 2017 for Use in Food-Producing Animals Showing Declines for Past Two Years
- 2017 Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed for Use in Food-Producing Animals
- CVM’s five-year action plan
Pièce de Résistance is a monthly message on antimicrobial stewardship brought to you by WSVMA’s One Health workgroup.
Posted January 11, 2019