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Partnering for Dairy Antimicrobial Stewardship: A conference for producers and veterinarians in the West


Project Summary/AbstractAntimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical threat to public health nationally and globally. AMR in food-producing animals threatens the efficacy of therapeutics that ensure animal health and welfare as well asposes a threat to human health. FDA recently announced a plan to bring all medically important antimicrobialdrugs under veterinary oversight, which is currently changing the relationship veterinarians have with theirclients regarding antimicrobial use on farms. Veterinary organizations have defined antimicrobial stewardship,identified the core principles, and promote the development of antimicrobial stewardship plans. The CaliforniaDepartment of Food and Agriculture in collaboration with Washington State University and the University ofCalifornia, Davis, offer actionable recommendations that acknowledge the perception of barriers and recognizemotivators for the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship plans in agriculture. A one-day conference thatwill provide evidence-based, sustainable solutions for practicing veterinarians and livestock producers todevelop practical antimicrobial stewardship plans for their farms.While the principles of stewardship may apply across all sectors of agriculture, the practical application ofthese concepts will differ with each livestock commodity due to the huge variation in management practicesand infectious diseases between species and production types. The focus of this first conference will beantimicrobial stewardship in dairy production. ?Partnering for Dairy Antimicrobial Stewardship: Aconference for producers and veterinarians in the West? will serve as a template for others to use acrossthe country and for different food animal species in the West.

Busch, Roselle; Moore, Dale A
California Department of Food Agriculture, Animal Health and Food Safety Services
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