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Fact Sheets

General Resources

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Antimicrobial Use and Resistance
    • Answers to frequently asked questions about antimicrobial use and resistance. 
  • Minnesota One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative
    • Minnesota One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative provides a collaborative environment to promote judicious antibiotic use and stewardship and to reduce the impact of antibiotic-resistant pathogens of human, animal, and environmental health importance. 
    • Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) Antimicrobial Stewardship Project (ASP) provides information and resources on antimicrobial stewardship.
  • CDC Urgent Threats Report
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States 2019 includes the latest national death and infection estimates that underscore the continued threat of antibiotic resistance in the U.S.
    • International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID) is dedicated to improving the care of pets with infectious diseases and controlling the spread of these diseases. ISCAID wrote antimicrobial use guidelines for canine and feline urinary and respiratory tract diseases and canine bacterial folliculitis.
  • Antibiotics Only When Needed (O.W.N.)
    • Health professionals and partner organizations have an important role to play in combating antibiotic resistance. Include O.W.N. graphics on your website, resources, social media messages, and more. ​​​​​​
    Antibiotics Only When Needed

Guidance for the Veterinary Profession

Antimicrobial Use in Veterinary Medicine

Education for Veterinary Professionals

  • Antibiotic Stewardship in Veterinary Medicine Webinar Series
    • Hosted by Minnesota One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative and Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association. Archived webinars covering topics in small animal, equine, and food animal antibiotic stewardship.
  • Antimicrobial Resistance Learning Site
    • These open-source teaching modules are designed for integration into existing veterinary school courses regarding pharmacology, microbiology, One Health, and species-specific medicine. Continuing education credit is available for most modules. 
  • Veterinary Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • Six self-paced learning modules on the topics of antimicrobial resistance and the important role that veterinarians play as prescribers.

Research Highlights

Featured publications on antimicrobial resistance, stewardship, and use

  • University of Liverpool highlights new initiative within College of Veterinary Medicine.
    • ARSI co-directors, Drs. Jennifer Granick and Amanda Beaudoin, and epidemiologist, Emma Leof, are working with the University of Liverpool to establish the Companion Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network (CAVSNET). 
    • CAVSNET is modeled after, and in partnership with, the Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network (SAVSNET), based at the University of Liverpool.
    • Emma spent two weeks in January 2020 with the SAVSNET team learning first-hand how SAVSNET is managed and used for veterinary research.
    • Read the article on the SAVSNET website.
  • ARSI co-director interviewed on ways to improve canine health
    • Dr. Jennifer Granick, co-director of the Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Initiative, describes ways to help your dog stay healthy and happy.
    • Tips include preventative care and vaccinations, scheduling routine veterinary visits, making diet decisions with your veterinarian, and respecting your dog's microbiome.
    • Read the full article at This Dog's Life.
  • Poultry report indicates significant shift in antibiotic use
    • A national report found significant reductions in the use of most medically important antibiotics in broiler chicken and turkey production.
    • Key findings in the report include:
      • The percentage of broiler chicks that received hatchery antibiotics declined from 93% in 2013 to just 17% in 2017. Meanwhile, turkey poults that received hatchery antibiotics declined from 96% in 2013 to 41% in 2017.
      • Tetracycline use in the feed of broiler chickens dropped by 95% from 2013 to 2017, and decreased by 67% over the same period in turkeys.
      • The use of ceftiofur, a third-generation cephalosporin, dropped to zero in turkey poults in 2017.
    • Download the full report at Mindwalk Consulting Group.

If you would like your publication featured, contact the Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Initiative team at cavsnet@umn.edu.