Our US state and federal level government officials help to establish research priorities that will enhance public health and safety. One of those priorities currently involves combating the problem of antimicrobial resistance in human and veterinary medicine.
Members of professional organizations include experts in their fields, such as those in animal science and food safety. These individuals can distribute important information to other professionals regarding advances in research.
Public Health Professionals
Physicians, veterinarians and other public health professionals have the most contact with the general public and animal owners and are able to directly educate them on importance of everyday practices that can prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance in humans and animals.
Education and Extension
Education and Extension professionals are able to create and provide educational materials and guidance documents relevant to consumers, retailers, and producers.
Retailers, foodservice workers and grocers strive to provide safe and healthy products for their consumers. They must work with their producers to ensure the products going on their shelves are safe to eat.
Beef Producers and Ranchers
Our beef producers and ranchers are instrumental in helping to tackle the problem of antimicrobial resistance in beef cattle. By implementing on-farm mitigation strategies, prevalence of ARM in beef can be significantly reduced.