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APHIS hosting video workshop on drug resistance


Published: 12 August 2022


 

U.S. Department of Agriculture officials are hosting a video workshop on antimicrobial resistance and ways to preserve drug effectiveness.

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is offering its Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop on Aug. 30 via Zoom and telephone.

Close up on hand medical technicians working on bacterial culture and drug resistance of pathogens in laboratory.

“The workshop will be open to the public and will be an opportunity for APHIS to share with stakeholders what we’ve learned since the first AMR workshop held in 2012, find opportunities for collaboration, and guide future planning on this topic across the One Health interfaces of food safety, animal health, human health, and the environment,” an agency announcement states.

APHIS officials used public input from the 2012 meeting to help develop the USDA Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan, which helped direct the USDA’s commitments in the subsequent National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, published in 2015.

Those who wish to speak during the public comment period must register by Aug. 23, and the agency will accept written comments before and at least two weeks after the meeting.

Details are available at the APHIS website.

 


The AVMA provides guidance and information about antimicrobial stewardship and resistance. Newly available are printable resources that allow AVMA members to quickly reference antimicrobial prescription recommendations and communicate with clients about when antimicrobials may or may not be needed. The resources—free for AVMA members—include back-office reference sheets for veterinarians, specific to cats and dogs

 


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