Responsible and judicious use of antimicrobials is in the best interests of animal health and welfare, human health, and the environment. Strategies to preserve antimicrobial effectiveness and availability must be well coordinated in a One Health approach to mitigate antimicrobial resistance and encompass everyone involved in the use of antimicrobials.

The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) jointly with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) have adopted a revised position paper on this key issue.