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Pakistan sets up lab for AMR surveillance

The Livestock and Dairy Development Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, has set up a Disease Investigation Laboratory to investigate antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in livestock....

Antimicrobial use in animals trends downwards – WOAH

The use of antimicrobials in animal production worldwide fell by 27% between 2016 and 2018, a new report from the World Organization for Animal...

Bangladesh needs campaign to tackle antibiotic overuse

Antibiotic overuse in poultry farming in Bangladesh is breeding the rise of ‘superbugs’ that cannot be managed with traditional treatments, according to multiple studies. A...

Anand Agri Uni raises issue of antimicrobial resistance

Researchers at Anand Agricultural University (AAU) in Gujarat, India, have produced a local-language pamphlet on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to circulate among the poultry stakeholders...

Antibiotic residues in meat too negligible to build resistance

Antibiotic residues in meat are negligible that the likelihood of building resistance is extremely low. “AGPs are used in medicated feed form, where the...

Helping tackle anti-microbial resistance

Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) poses a major societal health threat. The misuse and overuse of antibiotics in human medicine and animal production are two of...

Should AGP be banned in pig production?

While Thailand and Indonesia have banned antibiotic growth promoters, they remain in use in Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. ISA Q TAN and the...

Should AGP be banned in pig production?

While Thailand and Indonesia have banned antibiotic growth promoters, they remain in use in Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. ISA Q TAN and the...

Transform formed to combat antimicrobial resistance

A five-year, USD 33 million Transformational Strategies for Farm Output Risk Mitigation (Transform) consortium has been formed to combat the threat of antimicrobial resistance...

Using antibiotics responsibly in food animal production

Fears of antimicrobial resistance have led to calls for stricter regulations or an outright ban of antibiotics, especially as growth promoters, in food animal...

AMR in Asia nearly tripled in 18 years, says Princeton researchers

According to researchers from ETH Zurich, Princeton Environmental Institute and the Free University of Brussels antibiotic resistance has nearly tripled between 2000 and 2018...

AMR plan for Delhi

The Delhi government in India will roll out a state level action plan to control the spread of anti-microbial resistance through food. The plan...

Zoetis raises awareness on AMR challenge

Zoetis Animalhealth Indonesia recently conducted a seminar on responsible use of antibiotics for officials and staff of the Ministry of Agriculture in Jakarta. The...

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