Animal & Veterinary
Major NARMS Goals
FDA Veterinarian Newsletter 2007 Volume XXII, No VI
The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System has four major goals.
They are to:
- Provide descriptive data on the extent and temporal trends of antimicrobial susceptibility in enteric organisms from the human and animal populations;
- Respond to unusual or high levels of bacterial drug resistance in humans, animals, and retail meats in order to contain or mitigate resistance dissemination;
- Design follow-up epidemiology and research studies to better understand the emergence and transfer of antimicrobial drug resistance; and
- Assist FDA in decision-making processes for approving safe and effective drugs, as well as promoting prudent and ju-dicious use of antimicrobials.