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WHO Guideline on the use of medically important antimicrobials in food-producing animals

This week the World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a Guideline on the use of Medically Important Antimicrobials in Food-Producing Animals.

"For many years, Antimicrobial Stewardship and the Responsible Use of Antimicrobials have been key strategic goals for the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE)" FVE president Dr Rafael Laguens says.

"FVE's position on the Responsible Use of Antimicrobials in animals and the WHO guideline are very similar in direction, albeit that reduction of the usage of antimicrobials is not FVE's first goal. FVE's goal is the protection of animals and people against the emergence and spread of resistant micro-organisms, whilst having sufficient, effective antimicrobials available for the treatment of sick animals".

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