The Stewardship section of AUS creates materials and presents information to help California livestock producers and veterinarians understand and implement the judicious use of antimicrobials. To accomplish this, the team publishes resources such as Best Management Practices on relevant topics and provides continuing education sessions for veterinarians. We are guided by a set of values outlined in our document, Principles of Antimicrobial Stewardship .
Program notes are provided to update the reader on the progress the AUS program has made on the guidelines* that will inform measures to mitigate antimicrobial resistance. Notes are current as of publication.
Commitment to Partnership
Animal Health and Disease Prevention
CDFA AUS – Best Management Practices (BMPs) // Vaccine Handling Guidelines: These guidelines are presented in an easily accessible, infographic format.
CDFA AUS - BMPs for Vaccine Handling Guidelines | Español: CDFA AUS - Buenas prácticas de manejo // Pautas de Manejo de Vacunas
CDFA AUS – Best Management Practices (BMPs) // Vaccine Handling Guidelines – Resources for Veterinarians: The veterinary resources are to be used in addition to the infographic guidelines.
CDFA AUS – Best Management Practices (BMPs) // Vaccine Handling Guidelines – Resources for Veterinarians
The documents titled Strategies for Management are infographic documents designed for producers. The documents titled Practical Guide for Veterinarians are to be used by veterinarians in addition to the infographic guidelines.
Cow Calf Pinkeye: Strategies for Management | Español : Conjuntivitis bovina: Estrategias de manejo
Pinkeye Management in Cow Calf Operations: A Practical Guide for Veterinarians
Cow Calf Scours: Strategies for Management | Español : Diarrea neonatal de los terneros: Estrategias de manejo
Prevention of Neonatal Calf Diarrhea in Cow Calf Operations: A Practical Guide for Veterinarians
Bovine Respiratory Disease
Cow Calf Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD): Strategies for Management | Español : Enfermedad respiratoria bovina del ternero (ERB): Estrategias de manejo
Bovine Respiratory Disease Management in Cow Calf Operations: A Practical Guide for Veterinarians
Antimicrobial Stewardship Planning Checklist One-Page: The one-page checklist format is useful as a quick guide.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Planning Checklist One-Page | Español: Lista de verificación para la planificación de administración de antimicrobianos de una página
Antimicrobial Stewardship Planning Checklist Workbook: The checklist workbook format has added space for notes and discussion.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Planning Checklist Workbook | Español: Cuaderno de trabajo de la lista de verificación para la planificación de administración de antimicrobianos
These cattle-specific fly identification, monitoring, and tracking resources were designed to support producers in identification and monitoring of common cattle fly pests, as well as provide the framework for development and evaluation of on-farm pest management plans.
Fly Identification, Monitoring, and Tracking Resource: Provides a comprehensive overview of cattle fly pest management, with species-specific information and infographics, monitoring guidelines, and resources for pest management strategies.
Fly Identification, Monitoring, and Tracking Resource
Fly Identification: General Monitoring Worksheet, Species Monitoring and Abundance Graph Worksheet, Strategy Tracker Worksheet: Printable worksheets best used in conjunction with the Fly Identification, Monitoring, and Tracking Resource. These worksheets are designed to aid in the tracking of fly abundance and evaluation of management strategies implemented on-farm. Both general and fly species-specific monitoring worksheets are available — please refer to specific worksheets for more information.
Fly Identification: General Monitoring Worksheet | Fly Identification: Species Monitoring and Abundance Graph Worksheet | Fly Identification: Strategy Tracker Worksheet
Fly Identification: Species Monitoring and Abundance Graph Interactive Excel Worksheet: This is an interactive spreadsheet version of the Fly Identification: Species Monitoring and Abundance Graph Worksheet printout and includes an automated fly abundance graphing feature. Please refer to this specific document for more information on its usage.
Fly Identification: Species Monitoring and Abundance Graph Interactive Excel Worksheet
Judicious Use of Antimicrobials
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Record, Reevaluate, and Report
Expertise in Antimicrobial Stewardship (Continuing Education Opportunities)
This link will redirect you to the Veterinary Medical Board's Continuing Education page. California veterinarians looking to fulfill their CE requirement in judicious use of MIADs may find resources at the Veterinary Medical Board’s website.
In consideration of the ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19, we are updating the “Partnering for Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Conference for Farmers and Veterinarians in the West” from a live in-person conference to a multi-day, 4-session interactive webinar series; every Wednesday, starting July 8, 2020 at 6-8PM (Pacific Time). We take these actions to ensure attendees may engage with dairy antimicrobial stewardship without concern for their personal health and safety.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture in collaboration with Washington State University and the University of California, Davis, present a multi-episode webinar series that brings practicing veterinarians and livestock producers together to learn about the threat antimicrobial resistance poses to animal health and human health, establish clear responsibilities of veterinarians and producers, and provide evidence-based, sustainable solutions to develop practical antimicrobial stewardship plans for their farms. The updated version of the conference now includes four unique webinar sessions recorded and available to view online. Please note, CE is not provided for previously recorded webinars. Self-study credit may apply, depending on your state's requirements.
More information is available at: Washington State University’s Veterinary Medicine Extension website.
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* Please note: Guidelines will be reviewed every three to five years and revised, as appropriate, based on a thorough review and assessment of relevant literature published since the development of the previous version of the guideline. Comments on this current version will be collected and saved for the next iteration of review and revision.