AAVMC, Merck division unite on AMR project
December 10, 2019The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has joined forces with MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., on an international grant program designed to mitigate global health concerns surrounding antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
PIJAC releases resource to combat antimicrobial resistance health risks
March 25, 2019The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) has released a set of recommendations for antibiotic management and combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in companion animals. The resource includes a set of principles for all sectors of the pet care community with an emphasis on those involved with breeding, rearing, transport, and the sale of companion animals, as well as those who work with products where antibiotics regularly intersect with animals. The principles provide advice and …
Elanco steps up fight against antimicrobial resistance
September 28, 2018Elanco Animal Health has announced new commitments in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, focusing on three key areas of stewardship, including combating antimicrobial resistance through responsible antibiotic use, reducing the need for medically important antibiotics in livestock, and significantly investing in researching new alternatives. New commitments include: Investing at least half of Elanco’s food animal research and development budget in projects dedicated to developing alternatives to shared-class antibiotics Increasing veterinary and …
FDA five-year plan to combat rising threat of antibiotic overuse
August 3, 2018In its ongoing effort to combat antimicrobial resistance, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will implement a five-year blueprint outlining the administration’s strategy to “advance antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary settings.” As part of the FDA’s regulatory mission, its Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is responsible for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of animal drugs, including antimicrobials. Progress has been made, but additional work is needed to address the …