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OIE international Standards to control antimicrobial resistance

The OIE promotes the responsible and prudent use of antimicrobial agents in terrestrial and aquatic animals, so as to preserve their therapeutic efficacy and prolong their use in both animals and humans.

It has developed a wide range of international standards and guidelines in this field. These provide a framework for responsible and prudent use of antimicrobial products in animals and for the surveillance and monitoring of the quantities used:

TERRESTRIAL
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Chapter 6.6.
Introduction to the recommendations for controlling antimicrobial resistance

Chapter 6.1.

Introduction to the recommendations for controlling antimicrobial resistance

Chapter 6.7.

Harmonisation of national antimicrobial resistance surveillance and monitoring programmes

Chapter 6.2.

Principles for responsible and prudent use of antimicrobial agents in aquatic animals

Chapter 6.8.

Monitoring of the quantities and usage patterns of antimicrobials agents used in food producing animals

Chapter 6.3.

Monitoring of the quantities and usage patterns of antimicrobial agents used in aquatic animals

Chapter 6.9.

Responsible and prudent use of antimicrobial agents in veterinary medicine

Chapter 6.4.

Development and harmonisation of national antimicrobial resistance surveillance and monitoring programmes for aquatic animals

Chapter 6.10.

Risk analysis for antimicrobial resistance arising from the use of antimicrobials in animals

Chapter 6.5.

Risk analysis for antimicrobial resistance arising from the use of antimicrobial agents in aquatic animals



Furthermore, the OIE developed a list of antimicrobial agents of veterinary importance, in parallel with the existing WHO list for human medicine.

 

 

 

 

OIE LIST OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS OF VETERINARY IMPORTANCE

 

 

 

 

 


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The OIE has also developed standards and guidelines to provide methodologies to appropriately address the risk of the emergence or spread of resistant bacteria that result from the use of antimicrobial agents in food-producing animals:

 

 

MANUAL OF DIAGNOSTIC TESTS AND VACCINES FOR TERRESTRIAL ANIMALS

Chapter 3.1.
Laboratory methodologies for bacterial antimicrobial susceptibility testing

 

 

 

 

 

These Standards have been adopted by OIE’s 181 Member Countries and are regularly reviewed and updated, in line with the latest scientific findings.

All OIE Standards and Guidelines on the topic are also gathered in the following book:

 

 

 

 

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