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Antimicrobial Stewardship: One Health

Antimicrobial stewardship is part of a larger concept of One Health, which is the recognition that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. The goal of One Health is to encourage the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines—working locally, nationally, and globally—to achieve the best health for people, animals, and our environment.

In Wisconsin, this coordinated effort involves partnerships with health care providers, patients, families, pharmacists, health care facilities, clinical laboratories, local health departments, health care associations throughout the continuum of care, veterinarians, producers, and industry.

A One Health approach is important because six out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals.

Six out of Ten People


Fact sheets for veterinary practices

The Wisconsin Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention Program partnered with the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Veterinary Care program to produce fact sheets for veterinary practices to print and share with pet owners whose pets are being treated with antimicrobials.

Each fact sheet describes the drug being used to treat the pet, including possible side effects and drug interactions. The fact sheets also describe how to safely use antimicrobials. Access fact sheets by drug type.

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Last revised April 11, 2024