From Awareness to Action: Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in Livestock Farming

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Shruti Sekhar


Using antimicrobial drugs in animals is crucial for their well-being and productivity, ensuring improved food security, safety, and animal welfare. However, there's a growing concern about antimicrobial resistance (AMR), posing a threat to these advantages. Resistance, originating in one location or species, can easily spread globally, affecting both developed and developing nations. The issue of antimicrobial resistance has not received sufficient attention in South Asia, including India, and there's surprisingly little knowledge about antibiotic use in animal husbandry. Currently, AMR is a global concern demanding immediate attention. It's crucial to focus on the optimal use of antimicrobials following prescribed guidelines and action plans.

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Shruti Sekhar

Masters in Biotechnology, BITS Pilani