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CVMA Participates in On-Farm Antimicrobial Use Surveillance Workshop

November 10, 2016

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) participated in an Antimicrobial Use (AMU) Surveillance Workshop held in Ottawa on October 19 and 20, 2016 with participants from industry and producer associations, veterinary groups and government agencies.

Organized by the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System (CAHSS), the purpose of the workshop was to gain a better understanding of current producer and animal industry initiatives and needs in the area of AMU surveillance and explore opportunities for collaboration. Participants identified key features of a surveillance system for AMU and discussed how AMU surveillance might inform decision-making, support AMU stewardship and help to maintain public trust in sustainable production of safe and affordable food from humanely-raised animals. CVMA will continue to participate in working groups on AMU surveillance and AM Stewardship in the coming months.  

Workshop Participants included:    
  • Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Turkey Farmers of Canada
  • Canadian Cattlemen's Association
  • Equestrian Canada
  • National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council
  • Atlantic Veterinary College
  • National Cattle Feeder's Association
  • Cooke Aquaculture
  • Canadian Pork Council
  • Council of Chief Veterinary Officers
  • Canadian Sheep Federation
  • Animal Nutrition Association of Canada
  • Chicken Farmers of Canada
  • Canadian Animal Health Institute
  • Egg Farmers of Canada 
  • Canadian Federation of Agriculture
  • Canadian Hatching Egg Producers
  • TDV Global Inc.
  • Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council
  • Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
  • Canadian Meat Council
  • Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance (CIPARS) - Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Health Canada 
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency