CIPARS Farm Program: Surveillance of antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in Canadian swine herds

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2009-01-01
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Léger, D.
Deckert, A.
Gow, Sheryl
Avery, B.
Daignault, D.
Dutil, L.
Reid-Smith, R.
Irwin, R.
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) reduces our ability to effectively treat bacterial infections in animals and humans and is an issue of increasing public concern. AMR has been associated with the misuse of antibiotics in the human population but there is also concern with antimicrobial use in agri-food production. In order to provide science based infonnation on antimicrobial use and resistance in the swine industry, it is essential to collect and analyze information at the farm level. The Public Health Agency of Canada and its federal and provincial partners have developed the Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS) to monitor AMR and antimicrobial use (AMU) in Canada.

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