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The growing emergence of resistance to antimicrobials is a threat to humans, animals and the environment. This is an increasing global concern and many countries around the world have already taken measures to tackle the development of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). In the context of promoting prudent use of antimicrobials under veterinary supervision, the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) conducted in 2018 a survey in order to create a global repository of available guidelines for responsible use of antimicrobials in animal health (click here for the summary of survey results). Hereafter, you will find a list of 102 guidelines, action plans and promotional material on prudent use of antimicrobials, covering large number of countries, languages, veterinary aspects and animal species. Access to these guidelines shall serve veterinarians and other health professionals to identify best practices for antimicrobials use in animal health and to fight the development of antimicrobial resistance. While the policy statements provided in the repository are useful in guiding and developing the profession’s general understanding of and response to AMR, what is really needed is clinical guidance that is specific with respect to animal species, infectious diseases and therapeutics, that is relevant to the country of practice. We encourage the ongoing development of such clinical guidance by WVA member associations, and their professional special interest branches. The below list of includes guidelines, action plans, promotion material and technical reports that were prepared by veterinary associations, governments, veterinary schools, industry and others. The WVA is not responsible for the content of the material. The WVA will continuously update this list, so if you see any information lacking, any mistakes or you would like to add guidelines to this list, please inform the WVA secretariat at

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