NARMS – Surveillance On The Farm - Dr. Mary Torrence, USDA/ARS, from the 2012 NIAA One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance and Use Symposium, November 13-15, 2012, Columbus, OH, USA.
How can the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) work on farms? Dr. Mary Torrence, USDA/ARS, describes a pilot study using NARMS to build trust, increase communications, bring people together, and trying to build science to drive policy. The pilot study has built up an experience base across a consortium of universities and industry participants. A key take away: Voluntary antimicrobial resistance monitoring on-farm is complicated and resource intensive.