The dramatic increase of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become one of the most prominent global threats. In 2018, the United Nations predicted that, “…if no action is taken”, human infections with multi-drug resistance will become the death reason No. 1 and climb to worldwide 10 million people per year in 2050, surpassing the death rates of cancer and car crashes. There is a general understanding that the use of antimicrobial agents in animal and especially in livestock production is contributing to the emergence of AMR, since, with only few exceptions, the available antimicrobial substances are equally used in human and veterinary medicine. Thus, all stakeholders of the production chain for food of animal origin, most of all farmers and veterinarians, are called upon to curb AMR”. Download Prof. Dr. Thomas Blaha’s Study on “ Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Livestock and its Global Impact on Public Health” which he drafted for the Sino-German Agricultural Centre.
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