AMCRA is the knowledge centre on antibiotic use and resistance in animals in Belgium. The aim of AMCRA is to achieve a rational reduction in antibiotic use together with a sustainable antibiotics policy in the field of veterinary medicine in Belgium.
AMCRA developed an initial reduction plan in 2014, which included a number of targets and action points (Vision 2020). A second reduction plan (Vision 2024) takes further steps in the development of the antibiotics policy for animals in Belgium.
Statistics relating to the sale and use of antibiotics in animals in Belgium are published annually in the BelVet-SAC report (Belgian Veterinary Surveillance of Antibacterial Consumption). This annual report contains a summary of the key results emerging from the monitoring of antibiotic resistance in animals. AMCRA analyses antibiotic use data at farm level. See here for more information.
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AMCRA produces monthly newsletters containing relevant information for anyone who wishes to stay up to date with developments concerning antibiotic use and resistance in animals in Belgium. The newsletters are currently only produced in French and Dutch.