This section provides links to Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship resources. It includes links to websites and key documents. 

International resources

oieAbout antimicrobial resistance.

Antimicrobial agents are medicines used to treat infections, particularly those of bacterial origin. These medicines are essential to protect human and animal health, as well as animal welfare. Excessive or inappropriate use can lead to the emergence of resistant bacteria which do not respond to antibiotic treatment, as seen in recent decades. This phenomenon, called antimicrobial resistance, which poses a threat to disease control throughout the world, is a primary concern for human and animal health.

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Antimicrobial Resistance.

Antimicrobial drugs are key in the treatment of diseases, and their use is essential to protect both human and animal health. However, antimicrobials misuse in the livestock sector, aquaculture and crop production is a major concern as a risk for emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistant micro-organisms.

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Antimicrobial resistance.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi.

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Government resources

Aust GovAntimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest threats to human and animal health today.

AMR occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria become resistant to antimicrobial medicines such as antibiotics.

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Antimicrobial Resistance.

Information on antimicrobial resistance and the development of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy.

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Veterinary resources

Fighting antimicrobial resistance

We’ve been actively involved in fighting the emergence of antimicrobial resistance for more than 30 years with the development of guidelines, codes of practice and policies.

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Industry resources


Antimicrobial Stewardship Click here

Antimicrobial stewardship in the dairy industry: responding to the threat of antimicrobial resistance

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Antimicrobial Stewardship Click here

AMS factsheet  Click here

Antimicrobial factsheet Click here

AMS in the pork industry Click here

Simple steps to achieving good AMS Click here

Surveillance for antimicrobial resistance in enteric commensals and pathogens in Australian pigs Click here



AMS information Click here

Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Salmonella isolates from environments on Australian commercial egg farms Click here

Red Meat

Antimicrobial Stewardship Click here

Antimicrobial stewardship guidelines for the Australian cattle feedlot industry Click here

Antimicrobial resistant bacteria in beef production in Australia Click here

Antimicrobial surveillance – BRD pathogens Click here

Antimicrobial resistance in ovine faeces at slaughter Click here

Enterprise level antimicrobial usage measurement – pilot Click here

Chicken Meat

Chicken Health & Welfare Click here

AMS report Click here

AMS factsheet Click here

PAPER – Antimicrobial stewardship in the Australian chicken meat industry Click here

Antimicrobial stewardship verification in the Australian chicken meat industry Click here

Antimicrobial Stewardship Framework for the chicken industry Click here

Chicken Meat AM Usage Appropriateness survey 2021 Click here 

Factsheet on the Australian Chicken Meat industry and AMS Click here

Surveillance for antimicrobial resistance in enteric commensals and pathogens in Australian meat chickens Click here

Chicken industry position statement on antimicrobials Click here