Establishment of an antimicrobial stewardship program for chicken meat industry


Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) is now considered a pivotal component of responsible antimicrobial use, both nationally (as set out in the Australian Government National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy) and globally (WHO Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance). The project will review current AMS practices and procedures developed worldwide and select and develop those features most suitable, practical and effective for the Australian chicken meat industry. The development of the AMS programme at each stage will be consultative to ensure that the concerns, advice and recommendations of key members of the chicken meat industry are addressed and accommodated in the final plan.


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

Advanced Veterinary Therapeutics Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

To design an antimicrobial stewardship program suitable for implementation by the Australian chicken meat industry.

Project Stage


Project Start Date

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Promoting and maintaining good health

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

CME-Deliver safe food and good animal welfare outcomes