The DISARM Network developed a baseline assessment of state-of-the-art strategies and technologies to reduce antimicrobial use (AMU) and improve animal health on farms, including strategies developed by farmers, industry and researchers.
A library of open access information sources has been developed, which can be used by farmers and their advisors to access information on strategies to reduce AMU and subsequently antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Best practices and innovations have been selected because they reduce the potential development of AMR.
This synopsis report presents the strategies delivered by the consortium partners in the DISARM thematic network. It establishes the baseline State-of-the-Art for AMU and AMR in livestock farming with innovative strategies from farmers and industry as well as the baseline information from research projects at the global, EU and national level on how to reduce AMR in livestock production. The report summarises the separate entries in the database and is mainly meant to explain the structure of the database and create interest in the reader to explore the resources further.