MSD Manual

Please confirm that you are a health care professional

AVMA Issues Report on Antimicrobial Resistance and Animal Health

9/25/2020 By
MSD Veterinary Manual
antibiotic susceptibility culture

The growing level of antimicrobial resistance among pathogens remains a major concern in both human and animal health. AVMA has just issued a new report that outlines the state of antimicrobial resistance as it applies to multiple animal species. The organization worked with microbiologists, epidemiologists, and other experts to assess the status of resistance to available antimicrobials and to help veterinarians, animal owners, and producers use antimicrobial drugs responsibly.

A news item about the report summarizing antimicrobial resistance in animals is available from AVMA. The full report can also be downloaded here.

A commentary that discusses issues related to antimicrobial resistance is also available from the MSD Veterinary Manual.

Test your knowledge

Equine Emergency Procedures
Nasogastric intubation is a common diagnostic and therapeutic procedure used for horses with abdominal pain (eg, colic). Before giving any fluids through the tube, confirming that the tube is in the esophagus/stomach and not in the trachea/lungs is important. Which of the following techniques confirms the tube is in the esophagus/stomach?