Working together to promote the responsible use of antimicrobials in animals
An infographic showing how we can all work together to promote the responsible use of antimicrobials in animals.
Bacteria are everywhere: in the environment, in humans and in animals. Antimicrobial drugs (antibiotics) are used to treat and prevent bacterial infections in humans and animals. Any antimicrobial use can lead to resistance, but the inappropriate use speeds up the development and spread of resistant bacteria.
Resistant bacteria can spread between animals and humans through the food we eat or direct contact. Antimicrobial resistance is a serious public health problem around the world.
What can be done
We all have a role to play to promote the responsible use of antimicrobials, and to protect human and animal health from the threat of antimicrobial resistance. Learn more about the actions Health Canada is taking to address this problem.
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