Antimicrobial Resistance

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Responsible use of antibiotics in aquaculture

Antibiotics are drugs of natural or synthetic origin that have the capacity to kill or to inhibit the growth of micro-organisms. Antibiotics that are sufficiently non-toxic to the host are used as chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of infectious diseases [...]

Code of Practice to Minimize and Contain Antimicrobial Resistance

This document provides additional guidance for the responsible and prudent use of antimicrobials in foodproducing animals, and should be read in conjunction with the Recommended International Code of Practice for Control of the Use of Veterinary Drugs CAC/RCP 38-1993. Its [...]

Guidelines for Risk Analysis of Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR; also used for “antimicrobial resistant” in this document) is a major global public health concern and a food safety issue. When pathogens become resistant to antimicrobial agents they can pose a greater human health risk as a [...]

Uso de antimicrobianos en animales de consumo - Incidencia del desarrollo de resistencias en salud pública

El uso de antimicrobianos en animales de consumo es un asunto de gran interés para los diversos agentes interesados en los resultados y consecuencias de su aplicación: veterinarios, médicos, microbiólogos, autoridades sanitarias y de registro, industrias alimentarias y farmacéuticas, consumidores [...]

Addressing antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Antimicrobial drugs play a critical role in the treatment of diseases of food producing animals and their use is essential for both animal and human health.

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