Nov 19, 2019
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The misuse and overuse of antimicrobials, including antibiotics,
is causing antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Every time we use antimicrobials to treat infections
– in people, animals and plants –
these germs have a chance to adapt to the treatment,
making those medicines less effective over time.
This is why farmers have a key role in fighting AMR.
Are you a farmer? Here is what you need to do!
Clean often to get rid of germs that make animals and people sick.
Separate animals when they get sick to help prevent the infection from spreading.
Keep animal feed dry and stored safely away from potential sources of germs.
Avoid stress for your animals.
Ensure your animals have good nutrition.
Seek veterinary advice before treating your animals.
Without these treatments, people, animals and plants
are at risk of dying from infections.
We all can take action now to keep antimicrobials working as they should!