Infographic - What agriculture and industry can do

Date published: 
23 October 2017
Last updated: 
9 November 2017
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Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change to protect themselves from an antibiotic. The more we use antibiotics, the more chance bacteria have to become resistant to them.

  1. Not all sick animals need antibiotics – only use them under veterinary supervision.
  2. Australia is a world leader in minimising antibiotic use in farm animals – help us keep this high standard.
  3. Apply best practice biosecurity and hygiene measures to reduce the need for antibiotics.
  4. Spread the word that people and animals could die because of antibiotic resistance — we all have a role to play.