The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) is a U. S. public health surveillance system that tracks antimicrobial susceptibility of select foodborne enteric bacteria. NARMS was established in 1996 as an interagency, collaborative partnership between U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
NARMS monitors antimicrobial resistance among enteric bacteria from three sources:
Primary Objectives of NARMS
ARS Supports NARMS Efforts by:
Beginning in 2012, antimicrobial resistance data for bacteria from food animals, humans, and retail meat was incorporated into a NARMS integrated report. Years 2012 and 2013 were combined and can be found here under “Archived Reports”: https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/AntimicrobialResistance/NationalAntimicrobialResistanceMonitoringSystem/ucm418884.htm
The most recent integrated report is for calendar year 2015 and can be found here: https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/AntimicrobialResistance/NationalAntimicrobialResistanceMonitoringSystem/ucm059103.htm
Interactive data searches (which includes animal data) can be found here: https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/AntimicrobialResistance/NationalAntimicrobialResistanceMonitoringSystem/ucm416741.htm
Links to older animal data as well as data that can be downloaded is available here: