Fact Sheet

Aiming for a more prudent use of antimicrobials


The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH,  founded as OIE) is the global leader in the fight against antimicrobial resistance in animals. As part of its efforts, the Organisation has spearheaded the initiative to build a global database on antimicrobial agents intended for use in animals. A report has been published every year since 2016 to provide an analysis for the global understanding of the use of antimicrobials in the animal health sector. This factsheet summarises the key finding of the Sixth Annual Report on Antimicrobial Agents intended for Use in Animals, published in 2022.