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Annual report highlights CDFA’s work to promote judicious livestock antibiotic use

CDFA has released its Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship (AUS) program Annual Report 2021. The report highlights how the AUS team of veterinarians, epidemiologists and specialists work toward preserving the efficacy of antibiotic drugs for both humans and animals through a comprehensive antibiotic stewardship and monitoring program.

AUS Annual Report 2021 highlights include:

  • Program scope for fiscal year 2020-2021
  • Livestock health promotion and infection prevention practices used in California
  • Livestock antibiotics being sold and how they are used in California
  • Livestock antibiotic resistance trends being evaluated and analyzed in California
  • Publications written by AUS-funded researchers to help inform solutions and future needs
  • AUS outreach, engagement and education, including Vaccine Handling Guidelines for veterinarians and producers

To learn more about how AUS supports animal health and a safe food supply, please visit the AUS website, subscribe to receive AUS announcements, follow AUS on Facebook, or reach out to program staff at CDFA_AUS@CDFA.CA.GOV or (916) 576-0300.

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