Professional Organizations

American Veterinary Medical Association

https://www.avma.org/Search/results.aspx?k=antimicrobial%20resistance

The American Veterinary Medical Association is one of the leading authorities on nearly every topic regarding animal care. They can be relied upon to offer accurate and current information, especially regarding policy information.

 

Australian Veterinary Association

http://www.ava.com.au/amr

This site is essentially the Australian Counterpart to the AVMA. Though policy information will largely only be useful for Australian practitioners, there is still plenty of information that can be informative for any international professional looking for advice on stewardship and good practices for antimicrobial use.

 

Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, & Policy

http://cddep.org/research-area/antibiotic-resistance

This organization has geared its efforts towards helping professionals understand policies and proper usages of antimicrobial drugs. This is a good resource for professionals that want answers about when it is and isn’t appropriate to use antimicrobials.

 

European Commission

https://ec.europa.eu/health/amr/sites/amr/files/amr_action_plan_2017_en.pdf

The European commission has created a document filled with policy recommendations regarding antimicrobial resistances. Though not actual laws, these recommendations offer good advice to governments as well as health professionals regarding proper understanding and use of antimicrobial drugs. This is a good place for those looking for expanded discussion about the state of antimicrobial use policy.

 

European Medicines Agency

http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/index.jsp?curl=pages/regulation/general/general_content_001686.jsp&mid=WC0b01ac05807a4e0d

This group is almost exclusively focused on policy discussions. They are one of the primary authorities regarding policy development in Europe. Even so, the discussions and articles present can be useful for informing any professional on proper approaches towards avoiding and managing antimicrobial resistances.

 

The Food and Agricultural Organization

http://www.fao.org/antimicrobial-resistance/en/

The Food and Agricultural Organization is a section of the United Nations that is dedicated towards improving the health and functionality of worldwide agricultural systems. Because of this mission, they have accumulated an immensely useful database that can help veterinarians find information on nearly any topic regarding antimicrobial resistances.

 

Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank

http://www.farad.org/

The Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank is an extensive database on the policies and recommendations regarding antimicrobial use. For questions regarding proper use of various antimicrobials, this website is a great place to start. You can find information about how antimicrobials function inside of food animals, and what that means for the food products that will inevitably be produced from these animals.

 

Health Products Regulatory Authority

https://www.hpra.ie/homepage/veterinary/special-topics/antibiotic-resistance

Based out of Ireland, this is an organization that works to keep professionals informed about the current regulatory affairs with antimicrobials. Though specific policy info will be specific to Ireland, much of it will still be useful for professionals trying to understand what is being done to regulate various antimicrobials.

 

Infectious Disease Society of America

https://www.idsociety.org/

This organization gears its efforts towards advising individuals on policies in place as well as action plans to improve policy in the future. This is a good place for professionals to go when looking for advice on how to navigate the policies in place for antimicrobial use.

 

Merck Vet Manual

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/

The Merck Vet Manual is an extensive resource with information on a wealth of topics. If you are looking for information on a specific drug and any resistances associated with it, this website will a wonderful starting point. It also has information on ways to appropriately use drugs so as to avoid promoting antibiotic resistances.

 

New Zealand Veterinary Association

http://www.nzva.org.nz/page/amr

Another policy based professional organization, this group is New Zealand’s primary authority on antibiotic policy and use. Though information will be primarily localized to New Zealand, professionals around the world can still find useful information regarding proper use of antibiotics in animals.

 

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

http://www.oecd.org/els/health-systems/antimicrobial-resistance.htm

This is professional organization that specializes in helping organizations understand and develop policies. For antimicrobial drugs they have created a resource collection that can be accessed by those looking for some more in-depth policy approaches to managing antimicrobial resistances.

 

The PEW Charitable Trusts

http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/antibiotic-resistance-project

The PEW Research Trusts organization has put together a broad and powerful system that covers nearly every sub-topic regarding antimicrobial resistance. Be it protocols, clinical information, or policy updates, there are articles to be found on this website that can further any professional’s knowledge about antibiotic resistances.

 

Physician’s Committee

https://www.pcrm.org/

Primarily directed towards human medicine professionals, this website has a lot of information about medications and resistances related to them. Still, there are many discussions and articles regarding food animal medications so even for a veterinary professional this website can be very helpful.

 

Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs

https://www.plumbsveterinarydrugs.com/#!/home

Plumb’s is not a free website, but it is an incredibly valuable tool for veterinary clinicians and likely would even be helpful for other animal care professionals as well. It is an extensive medication database that has a wealth of information (including regarding resistances) on nearly any drugs that is used in veterinary settings.

 

VetFolio

http://www.vetfolio.com/compendium-archives

A powerful search engine that has access to many veterinary articles, this website can be a good way for veterinarians to look for specific information relating to antibiotic resistances. Though broad in scope, these articles will still offer a lot of good information.

 

WebMD

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/antibiotic-resistance-directory

WebMD has a few simple articles that can offer some basic information about antimicrobial resistance. Though from a human standpoint, this source can be helpful for all medical professionals by offering a decent educational resource as well as emphasizing the importance of combating the resistance problem.

World Health Organization

http://www.who.int/antimicrobial-resistance/en/http://European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

The World Health Organization has worked hard to create a team that is committed to advancing knowledge of antimicrobial resistances for people around the world. They discuss many topics ranging from the science behind antibiotic resistance, the policies in place, and the impacts these resistances have on populations.

 

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

https://ecdc.europa.eu/en/home

The ECDC disease programmes cover antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections and other total 52 communicable diseases. The website provides extensive information on antimicrobial resistance, surveillance, epidemic intelligence, scientific advice,health communication, and the scientific journal Eurosurveillance.