Drug resistance

WHO Global Strategy Recommendations

Fundamental priority recommendations are underlined and highlighted in bold
Other first priority recommendations are highlighted in bold.

Animal Use

Use of Antimicrobials in Food-Producing Animals

4.1 Require obligatory prescriptions for all antimicrobials used for disease control in food animals.

4.2 In the absence of a public health safety evaluation, terminate or rapidly phase out the use of antimicrobials for growth promotion if they are also used for treatment of humans.

4.3 Create national systems to monitor antimicrobial usage in food animals.

4.4 Introduce pre-licensing safety evaluation of antimicrobials with consideration of potential resistance to human drugs.

4.5 Monitor resistance to identify emerging health problems and take timely corrective actions to protect human health.

4.6 Develop guidelines for veterinarians to reduce overuse and misuse of antimicrobials in food animals.