National (U.S.) Governmental Organization

California Department of Food & Agricultural

https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/AUS/

The website is a direct source for policy in the California State, United States. The California Department of Food and Agriculture has provided comprehensive information regarding policies behind proper antimicrobial use in food and animals.

 

U.S. Centers for Disease Control: Food Safety

https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/challenges/antibiotic-resistance.html

Just one of many pages offered by the CDC about antimicrobial resistance, this particular page discusses the topic in reference to food safety. Though not exceptionally helpful from a clinical standpoint, there is still much information that can be gained about the nature of antibiotic resistance from reading the articles and fact-sheets found on this page.

 

U.S. Centers for Disease Control: NARMS

https://www.cdc.gov/narms/faq.html

Focused on surveillance, this site keeps track of what the current risks are regarding antimicrobial resistances. It makes a point of tracking resistance both in food and human populations, making it a useful tool for both human and veterinary health professionals.

 

U.S. Centers for Disease Control: Factsheet

https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/threat-report-2013/pdf/ar-threats-2013-508.pdf#page=13%E2%80%8B

This is a simple factsheet tool that can be used to learn more about how antimicrobial resistance impacts human populations. Though not exceptionally helpful for veterinary professionals, it can still offer better understanding of why the topic of antimicrobial resistance is an important one for all of us to be aware of.

 

U.S. Centers for Disease Control: Drug Resistance

https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/index.html

Yet another CDC page, this particular page is dedicated to offering a large amount of general information about antimicrobial resistance. This is a good place for professionals to go when starting to look for more information about resistance.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/oga/global-health-security/antimicrobial-resistance/index.html

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is one of the main sources of policy information for health professionals in the U.S. Though more geared towards human use, the information on this website can still help veterinary professionals understand policy and proper use of antimicrobial drugs.

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

https://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/safetyhealth/antimicrobialresistance/

A direct source for policy in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration website has clear information regarding the policies behind proper antimicrobial use in food animals. This is a great resource for veterinary professionals who need clear answers about the rules behind antimicrobial use.

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration 2015 Summary Report

https://www.fda.gov/downloads/ForIndustry/UserFees/AnimalDrugUserFeeActADUFA/UCM534243.pdf

Direct from the Food and Drug Administration, this report is the first stop animal health professionals should make when looking for policy information regarding antimicrobial use. Though only useful for those operating in the U.S., this resource is essential for understanding what is allowable and what is not when antibiotic resistance is a concern.