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Antimicrobial Resistance in Animal and Public Health

Series: OIE Scientific and Technical Review Volume: 31/1

By: J Acar (Editor), G Moulin (Editor)

Office International des Epizooties

Paperback | Jan 2012 | #206029
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About this book

Language: Trilingual in English, French, and Spanish

The focus of this Review is to address the various factors that must be taken into account when trying to understand the antimicrobial resistance problem, with a particular focus on the use of antimicrobials in animals.


- Preface
- Antimicrobial resistance in animal and public health: introduction and classification of antimicrobial agents
- Antimicrobial resistance: a complex issue
- Susceptibility testing methods, resistance and breakpoints: what do these terms really mean?
- Antimicrobial agents targeting bacterial cell walls and cell membranes
- Antibiotics that affect the ribosome
- Antimicrobials that affect the synthesis and conformation of nucleic acids
- Cross-resistance between biocides and antimicrobials: an emerging question
- Surveillance and monitoring of antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic consumption in humans and animals
- Human use of antimicrobial agents
- Antimicrobial stewardship: lessons from human healthcare
- Use of antimicrobial agents in livestock
- Use of antimicrobial agents in aquaculture
- Use of antibiotics in plant agriculture
- Clinical impact of antimicrobial resistance in humans
- Clinical impact of antimicrobial resistance in animals
- Evidence for the circulation of antimicrobial resistant strains and genes in nature and especially between humans and animals
- The transfer of antibiotic resistance from food to humans: facts, implications and future directions
- Quantitative human health risk assessments of antimicrobial use in animals and selection of resistance: a review of publicly available reports
- Containment of antimicrobial resistance due to use of antimicrobial agents in animals intended for food: WHO perspective
- Responsibilities of regulatory agencies in the marketing of antimicrobials
- Antimicrobial resistance and the guidelines of the International Cooperation on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Veterinary Medicinal Products (VICH)
- Impact assessment of risk management interventions
- Antimicrobial resistance and the activities of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
- Antimicrobial resistance and the standards of the World Organisation for Animal Health
- Prudent use guidelines: a review of existing veterinary guidelines
- Conclusions

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