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Training on the use of the validated protocol for estimation of antimicrobial usage (AMU) at the farm level






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    Protocol on estimation of antimicrobial usage at farm level 2024
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    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is acknowledged as one of the main threats to human health worldwide. It is widely recognized that antimicrobial use (AMU) leads to the selection of resistant bacteria, and that animals may constitute one of the reservoirs of resistant bacteria and resistance genes. Recently, an association between the use of certain antimicrobials in animals and the occurrence of AMR in few clinical isolates from humans has beenshown. Consequently, reducing AMU in both humans and animals is an essential step toward limiting AMR in both humans and animals. Monitoring AMU at farm or prescriber level offers the ability to pinpoint ‘non-prudent’ or excessive AMU and can help guide farm-specific preventive or corrective actions. The information arising from farm-level AMU monitoring is critical for driving antimicrobial stewardship, i.e. the establishment and implementation of measures aimed at combating AMR by promoting responsible AMU practices. This protocol for estimation of AMU at the farm level addresses: (1) data collection, (2) data analysis (i.e. the calculation of indicators to quantify AMU), and (3) reporting the results, as all are important elements in advancing antimicrobial stewardship. Each of these elements can be approached in different ways, with several decisions to be made along the way. These practical guidelines are intended to provide design for farm-level AMU monitoring. It will help to provide data on the type and detail(s) of the antibiotic(s) used and the indicators for reporting results.
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    Meeting report of the Second Consultation on Regional Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring and Surveillance Guidelines Volume 5: Monitoring antimicrobial use at the farm level
    27-29 April 2021 (Virtual meeting)
    2021
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    Meeting report of the Second consultation to draft the Regional AMR monitoring and surveillance guidelines volume 5
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    Contract Farming Capacity Building and Validation Virtual Workshop
    FAO Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) Project: “Building Capacities and Facilitating Enabling Environment for Contract Farming in Lesotho” (TCP/LES/3801) 11 and 12 April 2022
    2022
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