Thursday, May 26, 2016

Global plan on antibiotics in farming

The OIE, the international organization for animal health, has adopted a plan to help countries deal with antibiotic resistance.

The plan calls for governments to:
  • regulate the manufacture, circulation and use of antimicrobials in animals, according to international standards;
  • train animal health professionals; 
  • communicate to raise awareness among stakeholders;
  • ensure veterinary supervision of antimicrobial use in animal health;
  • monitor antimicrobial use and the development of resistance.