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The use of antimicrobials in livestock tops 60,000 metric tons a year.
The UN declaration, however, did not set any targets for reduced use of antibiotics in humans and animals.
Some products have shown promise, but efficacy varies across animal populations and more study is needed.
Over 90% of the world's population live in a nation that has created or is working on an action plan.
Also, the FAO, WHO, and OIE agree to strengthen their collaboration on antimicrobial resistance.
Of nations surveyed, 60% have developed a national action plan and 33% are working on one.
Taking a One Health approach, the authors say implementation of national action plans has been slow.
Antimicrobials are needed to ensure food security, but they need to be used responsibly, an FAO official says.
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