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