What's New ? - 2019

What's New ? - 2019

OIE: Annual report on antimicrobial agents

15 February, 2019

The OIE has taken the lead by creating a global database on the use of antimicrobial agents in animals, in the framework of the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance. The very encouraging findings of this third round of data collection were presented at the Second OIE Global Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance: Putting Standards into Practice, which was held in Marrakech, Morocco from 29 to 31 October 2018, and the detailed results are provided in this report. In this third round of data collection, 153 Member Countries (of 181 Member Countries) and 2 nonOIE Member Countries responded to the OIE questionnaire, with 76% (118 out of 155 countries) providing quantitative data on antimicrobial agents intended for use in animals.
The report has found that 45 countries out of 155 that provided data are still giving antibiotics to animals as a way of fattening them up, despite the fact the practice is banned in many parts of the world. And a high number of countries are still using drugs classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as antibiotics of last resort.

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Link The full report