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2-Year Priority Goal

Monitor Antimicrobial Resistance in Animal Health Pathogens through the National Animal Health Laboratory Network

Goal leaders

Sarah Tomlinson, DVM

Associate Deputy Administrator

Strategy and Policy, APHIS Veterinary Services (VS) (USDA)

Elizabeth Lautner, DVM, MS, VS

Associate Deputy Administrator

Diagnostics and Biologics - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA)

To achieve

Establish a surveillance program within the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) to monitor antimicrobial resistance (AMR) profiles in animal pathogen to enhance the Nation’s early detection of, response to, and recovery from animal health emergencies. By September 2023, USDA will establish a long-term AMR surveillance program with at least 30 laboratories participating annually.