APRUMA: A Background

The Alberta Best Practices Framework for the use of Antimicrobials in Food-Producing Animals is intended to provide information to consumers, producers, veterinarians, and other interested parties on the use of antimicrobial products in animal agriculture.The purpose of this document is to contribute to the continued effectiveness of antimicrobials by providing a framework describing best practice. While the core concepts in this framework should apply, the document can be adapted to the specific requirements of various organizations. This would lead to a co-ordinated and integrated approach across Alberta.