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Successful Prevention of Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals—A Retrospective Country Case Study of Sweden

Wierup, Martin and Wahlström, Helene and Bengtsson, Björn (2021). Successful Prevention of Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals—A Retrospective Country Case Study of Sweden. Antibiotics. 10 , 129
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Abstract

The misuse and overuse of antibiotics have resulted in an alarmingly high prevalence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in human and animal bacteria. European monitoring programmes show that AMR occurrence in food animals is lower in Sweden than in most other EU Member States and that the use of antibiotics for animals is among the lowest in Europe. In this retrospective country case study, we analysed published documents to identify factors contributing to this favourable situation. A fundamental factor identified was early insight into and sustained awareness of the risks of AMR and the need for the prudent use of antibiotics. Early and continuous access to data on antibiotic use and AMR made it possible to focus activities on areas of concern. Another factor identified was the long-term control and eradication of infectious animal diseases, including coordinated activities against endemic diseases, which reduced the need to use antibiotics. Structures and strategies for that purpose established at the national level have since proven useful in counteracting AMR as an integral part of disease prevention and control, guided by a “prevention is better than cure” approach. A third factor identified was consensus among stakeholders on the need to address AMR and their cooperation in the design and implementation of measures.

Authors/Creators:Wierup, Martin and Wahlström, Helene and Bengtsson, Björn
Title:Successful Prevention of Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals—A Retrospective Country Case Study of Sweden
Series Name/Journal:Antibiotics
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:10
Article number:129
Number of Pages:24
ISSN:2079-6382
Language:English
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 403 Veterinary Science > Clinical Science
Keywords:veterinary medicine, food animal production, antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial use, disease prevention, disease eradication, antimicrobial growth promoters, organised health control, policies and guidelines
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-110650
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-110650
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DOI10.3390/antibiotics10020129
ID Code:22426
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:18 Feb 2021 14:43
Metadata Last Modified:18 Feb 2021 14:51

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