Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major public health concern that has prompted a movement to reduce the use of antibiotics, including antibiotics used in food animal production. To meet the growing global demand for animal protein, new approaches are needed to maintain the health and welfare of food animals while reducing the risk of antimicrobial resistance build up in people and the environment. This free evening event is a public launch of a special issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. The authors will present the conclusions of an expert committee convened to discuss antibiotic use in food animal production and its relation to human health. The committee considered a broad range of topics from the set of regulations that govern antibiotic use, strategies to reduce antibiotic use in animal agriculture without negatively affecting animal welfare. The committee also discussed how to better communicate to consumers the risks of antibiotic resistant infections from foods of animal origins and their role in preventing such infections. The committee, assembled by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and sponsored by Elanco Animal Health, brought together top veterinary, public health, industry, biotech, and economic experts to address this issue of critical importance.
Scientific Advisory Committee
April 02, 2019
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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in food animal agriculture: criteria for importance and guidelines for reducing antibiotic use
The complexity of antimicrobial resistance between domesticated animals, humans and the environment
From farm management to bacteriophage therapy: strategies to reduce antibiotic use in animal agriculture
Understanding and communicating the risk to consumers of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections from foods of animal origin