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US task force launches action plan to tackle AMR in production agriculture

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RECOMMENDATIONS for an effective educational and outreach strategy to support a national action plan for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the USA have been set out in a report by a US task force, which has looked at the issue of AMR in production animal agriculture.

In its report, which was published on October 29, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities/Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture details a comprehensive educational, outreach and research agenda, together with plans for how it intends to implement it. The task force was formed in autumn 2014, bringing together representatives of US agricultural colleges, land-grant …

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