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Antimicrobial resistance (NORM-VET)

The NORM-VET monitoring program for antimicrobial resistance in the veterinary and food production sectors was established in 2000.  

Aim
The aim of the monitoring is to form a basis for the detection, interpretation and evaluation of trends regarding the occurrence of resistance in Norway.

Background
The NORM-VET monitoring programme for antimicrobial resistance in the veterinary and food production sectors was established in 2000 and is coordinated by the Norwegian Zoonosis Centre at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute. Data from NORM-VET forms the basis for describing the relationship between the use of antimicrobials and occurrence of resistance. The NORM-VET monitoring is valuable for setting policies, assessing risks and evaluating interventions. Data from NORM-VET also serves as the basis for specific research projects.

Surveillance of antibiotic resistance among pathogenic bacteria from humans occurs through NORM coordinated by the Department of Microbiology at the University Hospital of North Norway. NORM and NORM-VET collaborate and publishe among other things, a joint annual report. The reports provide in addition to resistance data also data on the consumption of antibacterial agents in humans and animals.

Reports