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specifically to antimicrobial pharmaceutical agents, resorting to a different class of antimicrobial or substituting antimicrobial therapy with a nonantimicrobial alternative can result in prolonged illness or secondary infections which lead to unnecessary

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Companion animal practice is not immune to the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance. Within the past decade, many companion animal practitioners have been confronted with multidrug-resistant infections for which there are limited effective

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The AVMA Task Force for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Companion Animal Practice was established by the AVMA Board of Directors in 2013 and charged with developing resources and programs to enhance antimicrobial stewardship in companion animal

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Introduction Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in previously susceptible bacterial species is an ever-increasing problem in both human and veterinary medicine. The guidelines of European Antimicrobial Advice Ad Hoc Expert Group 1 recommend that

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Introduction In the United States, veterinary oversight of AMU has increased with the implementation of the FDA Veterinary Feed Directive Rule in 2017 and various state initiatives that restrict use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals

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Introduction Acquired antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when medicines are no longer effective in combating infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites due to genetic changes in those organisms. 1 AMR acquisition may

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Introduction Antimicrobials improve the lives of humans and animals, but antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens to claim up to 10 million human lives a year and cost the global economy trillions of dollars. 1 Resistant pathogens and

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Antimicrobial use and antimicrobial-resistant infections are increasingly important public health concerns. Scientific evidence linking antimicrobial-resistant bacteria to morbidity and death is accumulating, and the CDC has suggested that

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Antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance are important topics in human and veterinary medicine. Scrutiny of antimicrobial use in both of these fields has heightened as the incidence and public awareness of antimicrobial resistance have

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