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Agrifood & AMR

Action today to ensure effective antibiotics for tomorrow


The development and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a public health threat that also impacts on animal health and welfare as well as the environment. Collaborative action by all stakeholders is required to address this global public health challenge.


What I need to do

  • What is Antimicrobial Resistance - Frequently Asked Questions
  • Protect my farm against the introduction of disease - prevention is better than cure

About What I need to do

Latest News

  • Ministers Coveney and Varadkar Welcome European Antibiotics Awareness Day 2015 and the First World Antibiotic Awareness Week
  • 12 October 2015 – OECD Workshop on the Economics of Antimicrobial Use in the Livestock Sector

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Publications and Reports

  • DAFM surveillance on AMR
  • European Commission Guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in veterinary medicines
  • European Commission – 5 year action plan

About Publications and Reports


Put your question on AMR to our experts

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Useful Links

  • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • European Commission
  • World Health Organisation

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Conferences / Seminars

  • DAFM Conference 2014
  • Teagasc Pig Conference 2015
  • DAFM AMR Seminar 2016

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A Farmer's Viewpoint

Colin Marry, Pig Famer 

“A farmer’s main aim should be to produce healthy animals.  Healthy animals don’t need antibiotics."


A Farmer's Viewpoint

Mike Magan - Dairy Farmer

 “I would ask farmers to think carefully before using an antibiotic. Reflect Before you Inject.”