Federation of Veterinarians of Europe
BVA: Poster on Responsible use of Antimicrobials
BVA: Poster on Responsible use of Antimicrobials

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has launched on 18 November an 8-point plan for the responsible use of antimicrobials in veterinary practice.

The guideline plan, which is outlined in an easy-to-follow poster, ranges from reducing the need for antimicrobials in the first place and avoiding inappropriate use to selecting the correct antimicrobials to use, keeping accurate records and reporting suspected treatment failures to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD). The poster will be distributed to BVA members and is available to download from the BVA website.

Launching the poster, Bill Reilly, President of the BVA, said: “Antimicrobial resistance is an issue affecting both the medical and veterinary professions and one that the BVA takes very seriously. We hope that vets in all types of practice will put up the poster to serve as a constant reminder to them and their clients that responsible use of medicines is vitally important for the future of animal health.”

The new guidance supports the international “One World, One Health” message promoting awareness of the link between animal diseases and human health. For more information: BVA website