Systems for quantification of antimicrobial usage
In several countries data collection and monitoring systems have been set up to have a better understanding of AMU at the species and herd level, to inform farmers and veterinarians about their own AMU and to allow for benchmarking and identification of high users.
The main purpose of this website is to present an overview of these monitoring systems, assembling key information on species involved, quantification and benchmarking methods and reporting strategies.
AACTING represents a network of professionals involved in the quantification of veterinary Antimicrobial usage at herd level and Analysis, CommunicaTion and benchmarkING to improve responsible use. This network originates from a series of informal meetings between 2014 and 2016 that resulted in the AACTING-project which ran from March 1st, 2017 until February 28, 2018 with financial support of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimirobial Resistance (JPI-AMR).
AACTING project and network
The origin and aims of the AACTING-project and the people involved in the network
Publications on animal AMU
A selection of (inter)national reports on AMU/AMR in animals and articles on AMU quantification methodology