Roadmap to Reducing the Need for Antibiotics

01/08/2019

The best way to preserve antibiotics is reduce the need for use. Better protection against illness can decrease disease levels, reduce the need for antibiotics and preserve welfare.

The Roadmap to Reducing the Need for Antibiotics outlines a clear vision for achieving this goal, including greater public and private commitments to veterinary access, farmer training, AMR monitoring, vaccine development and more.

The Roadmap also identifies 25 measurable actions our Members commit to achieving by 2025 to help reduce the need for antibiotics. This includes investing at least $10 billion in R&D; delivering new vaccines, diagnostics, and nutritional products; training veterinarians; improving knowledge and more. 

However, we cannot achieve this alone. The Roadmap calls on the public sector and international organizations to support our vision by acting in four areas: regulation, consumer acceptance, funding for livestock, and access to veterinary expertise.

We recognize these recommendations rely on our industry being a positive, credible partner in the fight against AMR. Therefore, the second half of the Roadmap outlines 50 recent actions, programs, and partnerships, our Members have undertaken to address AMR and responsible use.