For veterinary practice

Vets have an important role in limiting and minimising the spread of AMR. They can help animal owners and producers to understand how antibiotic use contributes to antibiotic resistance. Vets can advise about how to minimise the spread of AMR from animals to humans.

Veterinarians play an important role in limiting and minimising the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). 


  • are often the first point of contact for animal owners and producers seeking medical help for animals
  • have frequent contact with animal owners so can be influential and assist in addressing the problem of AMR
  • do AMR research and surveillance to see if AMR exists in animals and how widespread it is
  • develop information resources to help animal owners and producers prevent and control AMR.

Further information on AMR in veterinary practice is on the:

What you can do

  1. Pause and consider the need for each antibiotic prescription
  2. Talk to clients about ways to minimise the use of antibiotics
  3. Apply best practice biosecurity and hygiene measures, including antibiotic stewardship plans
  4. Use published therapeutic guidelines, where available
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