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New Guidelines for Veterinary Antimicrobial Use Online Platform Created by Canadian Veterinarians for Canadian Veterinarians
February 1, 2019
The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) has created a new online platform for Canada’s veterinarians to aid their decisions on antimicrobial use in animals.
"The CVMA Guidelines for Veterinary Antimicrobial Use provides Canadian veterinarians with world class advice on decision support for selecting which cases require antimicrobial treatment and what that recommended treatment might be,” says Dr. Murray Gillies, a technical services veterinarian and the dairy expert for the platform. “Hard working Canadian veterinarians acting as subject-matter experts collected both national and international studies on antibiotic use as it pertained to their species group and authored these guidelines to help guide and direct Canadian veterinarians in their efforts towards prudent use and client education.”
Dr. Gilles says the guidelines are designed to be an ever-changing and adaptable resource allowing all Canadian veterinarians to comment on and make changes to, based on ever-evolving scientific understanding of antibiotics and their effect on global human and animal health.
All licensed veterinarians in Canada will be granted full access to all content on the information platform until April 1, 2019. After that date, only active CVMA members will have full access. Access it here: https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/AMU-UAM
Development of the updated veterinary guidelines for antimicrobial use was supported during 2017 and 2018 by funding from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriAssurance Program, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
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