Antimicrobial resistance

Resources, projects and scientific publications relevant to the Caribbean

Relevant projects

EU/ EFFORT Project against antimicrobial resistance "Ecology from Farm to Fork Of microbial drug Resistance and Transmission"  (2014-2018)

Scientific articles

George, N., Persad, K., Sagam, R., Offiah, V. N., Adesiyun, A. A., Harewood, W., … Basu, A. K. (2011). Efficacy of commonly used anthelmintics: First report of multiple drug resistance in gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep in Trinidad.Veterinary Parasitology.

Nadimpalli M, Delarocque-Astagneau E, Love DC, Price LB, Huynh BT, Collard JM, Lay KS, Borand L, Ndir A, Walsh TR, Guillemot D; Bacterial Infections and antibiotic-Resistant Diseases among Young children in low-income countries (BIRDY) Study Group (2018). Combating Global Antibiotic Resistance: Emerging One Health Concerns in Lower- and Middle-Income Countries Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 66, Issue 6, 5 March 2018, Pages 963–969

Hoelzer K, Wong N, Thomas J, Talkington K, Jungman E, et al. (2017) Antimicrobial drug use in food-producing animals and associated human health risks: what, and how strong, is the evidence? Bmc Vet Res 13: 211. doi:10.1186/s12917-017-1131-3.

Hockenhull J, Turner AE, Reyher KK, Barrett DC, Jones L, et al. (2017) Antimicrobial use in food-producing animals: a rapid evidence assessment of stakeholder practices and beliefs. Vet Rec 181: 510. doi:10.1136/vr.104304.

Magouras I, Carmo L, Stärk K, Schüpbach-Regula G (2017) Antimicrobial Usage and -Resistance in Livestock: Where Should We Focus? Frontiers Vet Sci 4: 148. doi:10.3389/fvets.2017.00148.

Moran D (2017) Antimicrobial resistance in animal agriculture: understanding user attitudes and behaviours. Vet Rec 181: 508–509. doi:10.1136/vr.j5142.

Cunningham A, Daszak P, Wood J (2017) One Health, emerging infectious diseases and wildlife: two decades of progress? Phil Trans R Soc B 372: 20160167. doi:10.1098/rstb.2016.0167.

Wray  C, agents G-J journal of antimicrobial (2000) Antibiotic resistance monitoring in bacteria of animal origin: analysis of national monitoring programmes. International journal of antimicrobial agents. Available:

Woodward  DL, Diseases  R-F of (2000) Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance in Salmonella, Shigella, and Virvio cholerae in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Collaborative Project. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases 11(4): 181-185

Caprioli A, Busani L, Martel JL, Helmuth R (2000) Monitoring of antibiotic resistance in bacteria of animal origin: epidemiological and microbiological methodologies. Int J Antimicrob Agents 14: 295–301.

Callens B, Sarrazin S, Cargnel M, Welby S, Dewulf J, Hoet B, Vermeersch K, Wattiau P. Associations between a decreased veterinary antimicrobial use and resistance in commensal Escherichia coli from Belgian livestock species (2011–2015). Preventive Veterinary Medicine

Queenan, K., Chandler, C.I.R., and Goodman, C. (2017). A review of methods and metrics for studying human and livestock antibiotic use at the granular level. A Pre-read for Roundtable discussion in London, 21&22nd November 2017.

Gautier M (2017) La dissémination dans l’environnement des gènes de résistances aux antibiotiques issus de l’élevage. Anses, Bulletin de veille scientifique n° 32. Santé / Environnement / Travail. pp 38-41.

Ignasiak K, Maxwell A (2017). Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the guts of insects feeding on plants: prospects for discovering plant-derived antibiotics. Dec 1;17(1):223. doi: 10.1186/s12866-017-1133-0.

Pinto Ferreira J (2017) Why Antibiotic Use Data in Animals Needs to Be Collected and How This Can Be Facilitated. Front. Vet. Sci., 12 December 2017 |


Vokaty A. (2017) Antimicrobial Resistance Development of National Action Plans.

Ellis A. et al. (2016) Antimicrobial resistance in the Americas. Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for the Americas, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Other ressources

FAO Webpage on Antimicrobial resistance

OIE webpage on Antimicrobial resistance

WHO Webpage on Antimicrobial resistance

News release: FAO addresses threat of animal-to-human diseases and AMR across Asia-Pacific

News release: High levels of antibiotic resistance found worldwide, new data shows (WHO)

EcoAntibio 2 plan (2017-2021) - the French National Plan for the reduction of the risks of antimicrobial resistance in veterinary medicine (English)

Pla, EcoAntibio 2 - Plan national de réduction des risques d'antibiorésistance en médecine vétérinaire (2017-2021) (French)

International Agriculture Show, Paris, 2018 - Interview from the French Ministry of Agriculture 'Antimicrobial resistance and Ecoantibio" - 10 min Intended to the General public, objective was to explain the commitment of France to take up this challenge in the animal domain is the ECOANTIBIO plan

Workshop: Economics of Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in the Livestock Sector - Presentations and report, 12 Oct 2015 (OECD)

What it’s like to treat sick animals in the face of a mounting antibiotic crisis - Reuters, Monday, 13 November 2017

Dedicated page on Antimicrobial Resistance of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). OECD works to help governments foster prosperity and fight poverty through economic growth and financial stability.

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