Pièce de Résistance

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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.


Pièce de Résistance is a monthly message on antimicrobial stewardship brought to you by WSVMA’s One Health workgroup.


Posted January 11, 2019