Australian Veterinary Antimicrobial Stewardship Timeline

Compiled by Stephen Page and Jo Coombe

Downloadable PDF including interactive links to reference materials.

2020

National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2020 & Beyond
(DAWE/Dept Health)

2020

Antimicrobial prescribing guidelines for poultry (), pigs () and sheep ()
(AVA, AMA, ABRR, APL, Agrifutures Ausralia)

2020

Animal Industries’ Antimicrobial Stewardship R,D & E Strategy formed
(AIAS)

2019

Launch of first version of online Veterinary AMS learning modules
(VSANZ)

2019

Review of published and grey literature on the presence of Antimicrobial resistance in food in Australia and New Zealand
(Dept Health)

2019

Government Response to the Senate report on Progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the JETACAR
(Australian Government)

2018

Antimicrobial Stewardship In Australian Livestock Industries
(Australian Eggs and other livestock industries)

2018

Inaugural AVAMS conference
(AVAMS 2018)

2018

What every veterinarian needs to know - ASTAG antimicrobial importance rating
(S. Page, AVJ)

2018

Australian Animal Sector National Antimicrobial Resistance Plan 2018
(Australian Government)

2018

Comparison of ASTAG ratings for antibacterials with WHO’s list of critically importanant antimicrobials
(ASTAG)

2018

Importance Ratings and Summary of Antibacterial Uses in Human and Animal Health in Australia
(Australian Government, Office of Health protection)

2018

Antimicrobial stewardship guidelines for the Australian cattle feedlot industry
(MLA)

2017

Antimicrobial resistance summit, Melbourne
(AMR Summit 2017)

2017

Antibiotic resistance in animals - A report for the APVMA (August 2017)
(APVMA website)

2016

Australasian Infectious Diseases Advisory Panel (AIDAP) Practical infection control guidelines
(APVMA website)

2015

National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2015-2019
(DAWR/Dept Health)

2014

Tylosin, all uses S4
(NDPSC 2014)

2014

Surveillance and reporting of antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic usage in animals and agriculture
(Australian Government; The University of Adelaide; Griffith University)

2014

Quantity of Antimicrobial Products Sold for Veterinary Use in Australia 2005-2010
(APVMA)

2013

Progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the JETACAR
(The Senate)

2013

Australasian Infectious Diseases Advisory Panel (AIDAP) Antibiotic Prescribing Detailed Guidelines
(AIDAP 2013)

2012

Control of fluoroquinolone resistance through successful regulation, Australia.
(Article)

2011

AMR Summit, Sydney 7-11 February
(MJA)

2008

AVA Code of Practice for Prescription and Use of Products which Contain Antimicrobial Agents
(AVA 2008)

2008

Pilot survey for AMR Bacteria in Australian Food
(Food Science Australia)

2007

Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria of animal origin. Pilot surveillance program (cattle, pig, chicken)
(DAFF)

2006

A comprehensive integrated surveillance program to improve Australia’s response to antimicrobial resistance
(EAGAR 2006)

2005

Guidelines for prescribing, authorising and dispensing veterinary medicines
(AVA 2005)

2004

NDPSC 40th, 41st Meetings, reviewed JETACAR scheduling recommendation
(NDPSC 2004)

2003

National Drugs and Poisons Schedule Committee (NDPSC) 39th Meeting, reviewed JETACAR scheduling recommendation
(NDPSC 2003)

2002

Progress Report on the Implementation of the Government Response to the JETACAR Report
(CIJIG 2002)

2001

EAGA / EAGAR - Expert Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance
(McEwen 2007)

2001

National Summit on Antibiotic Resistance (Sydney, 30-31 May 2001)
(Doyle 2001)

2000

National Registration Authority establishes new risk assessment guidelines for the approval process for new antibiotic products.
(Part 10 of Veterinary Requirement Series. NRA 2000)

2000

Expert Advisory Group on Antibiotics established to address the breadth of issues contained in the JETACAR report
(NHMRC 2000)

2000

Avoparcin containing products withdrawn by registrants
(Australian Government 2000)

2000

Government response to the JETACAR report
(Australian Government 2000)

2000

First description of importance of antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary practice
(AVA Conference Proceedings 2000)

2000

Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidelines for Veterinarians (2nd Ed)
(Cooper 2000)

1999

The Joint Expert Technical Advisory Committee on Antibiotic Resistance (JETACAR) report
(JETACAR 1999)

1999

AVA Code of Practice for the Use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Veterinary Practice
(AVA 1999)

1995

Ceftiofur, first approval by APVMA for use in cattle, horse and dog
(Pubcris)

1994

Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidelines for Veterinarians
(Cooper 1994)

1990

Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines on Farms
(AVA TAC 1990)

1990's

Working Party on Antibiotics replaces EPA
(Gilbert 1994) , (McEwen 2007)

1989

Code of Practice for Use of Veterinary Medicines in the Pig Industry
(AAPV 1989)

1989

AVA establishes Therapeutics subcommittee; significant focus on judicious use of antimicrobials
(AVA 1989)

1989

Expert Panel on Antibiotics (EPA), reviews all new applications for antibiotic product registration
(Gilbert 1994) , (McEwen 2007)

1987

The use of antibiotics and other drugs in the poultry industry – code of practice
(Australian Poultry Industries Association document 1987)

1978

Chemotherapy with Antibiotics and Allied Drugs (4th Ed) , NHMRC recommends volume available free to veterinary students
(NHMRC 1978)

1977

Penicillins, tetracyclines, aminoglycosides, cephalosporins, sulphonamides, trimethoprim, and chloramphenicol, all uses to S4, no Antibiotic Growth Promotant use permitted
(NHMRC 1977)

1960's

Antibiotic Standing Committee formed to address AMR concerns with the use of antibiotics in medical and veterinary practice
(Gilbert 1994)

1955

Chemotherapy with Antibiotics and Allied Drugs (1st Ed), NHMRC recommends volume available free to veterinary students
(NHMRC 1955)
Australian Veterinary Antimicrobial Stewardship Timeline

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