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Naturally, AMR does not just affect companion animals. Other animals are treated with antimicrobials and this can lead to the development of resistant bacteria. This is recognised within the one-health initiative and much research has been, and continues to be, done into the causes of AMR in livestock and what impact this may have on human health.

In 1998 an Alliance of organisations representing farms to fork interests were formed to promote the responsible use of medicines in animals (RUMA) on farms.

RUMA produces free guidelines for farmers and vets which identify ways to reduce the risk of disease and, therefore, the need to use medicines. When medicine use is necessary the guidelines provide advice on the best practice for using the medicines.

There have been increasing numbers of reports of MRSA in animals other than dogs and cats. This section summarises the situation today

Author
Dr Giles Edwards (MRSA Scottish Reference Laboratory)
www.smrsarl.scot.nhs.uk

Collaboration and thanks to
John Fitzgerald (RUMA)
www.ruma.org.uk

David Burch Octagon Services consultation on pigs
www.octagon-services.co.uk

 

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Spotting Infections

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"Antimicrobial resistance is an important issue for all of us and our pets. Resistant bacteria are more difficult to treat and do not respect species or international boundaries. So it is important that all interested parties work together to minimise the growth and spread of antimicrobial resistance.

The Bella Moss Foundation provides a vital link with pet owners and the veterinary profession and RUMA are glad to collaborate on educational projects"
- John Fitzgerald Director Responsible use of Antibiotics – RUMA

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