NATIONAL NEWS – A national antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance programme has reportedly identified and confirmed the first ever known case in South Africa of resistance to Colistin.
Prudent use of antimicrobials in the poultry industry – The V-Tech Actif™ Plan
Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) has become an international topic due to the increase in trends of resistance patterns. Most developed countries put plans and strategies in place to manage AMR. This global problem and its impact on the health of people and animals necessitated the development of the V-Tech Actif™ plan.
Are antibiotics effective in treating human diseases
The World Health Organisation has indicated that there are an increasingly limited number of antibiotics available to treat human diseases effectively, and have previously issued a list of critically-important medicines that need to be protected.
Policy on responsible use of antimicrobials of the world veterinary association
The availability and use of antimicrobials for animals is essential to ensure go animal health and welfare. However, there is a risk that, as with their use in humans, the inappropriate use of antimicrobials in animals may contribute to the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)