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Taking it Online: New Online Platform Supports Canada’s Veterinarians in Overseeing Responsible Use of Veterinary Antimicrobials

November 30, 2018

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), with the input of key stakeholders, created the CVMA Guidelines for Veterinary Antimicrobial Use; a new online platform to support Canada’s veterinarians in making sound decisions on appropriate and responsible use of antimicrobials in animals.

The CVMA Guidelines for Veterinary Antimicrobial Use:

  • Is a searchable interface with filtering capabilities for quicker access to information on antimicrobial use.
  • Allows for more frequent updating of information and the addition of new resources to ensure it represents the latest in guidance and science-based knowledge.
  • Is accessible from a variety of devices (e.g. laptop, tablet, smartphone).
  • Is currently available in English, and the French platform will be available in the coming months.

View it here 
(As a CVMA member or non-member, you need your username and password to access the platform. Contact the CVMA at admin@cvma-acmv.org or call at (800) 567-2862 if you do not have these credentials)

The new online platform replaces the 2008 Prudent Use Guidelines print version and now covers six species groups:

1. Beef

2. Dairy

3. Poultry

4. Swine

5. Small ruminants

6. Companion animals (canine, feline)

Who Can Access?

All licensed veterinarians in Canada will be granted full access to all content on the new online platform until April 1, 2019. After that date, only active CVMA members will have full access.                                                               

Next Steps:

Future platform development will include integrated links to other key resources, veterinary guidelines for other animal species, information on alternatives to antimicrobial use, and be available in both official languages.

Content Developed by Leading Canadian Experts

Subject matter experts and their supporting teams were instrumental to the development of the content on the new online platform. Six veterinary species groups were involved led by:

  • Dr. Martine Boulianne (Poultry)
  • Dr. Nathan Erickson (Beef)
  • Dr. Murray Gillies (Dairy)
  • Dr. Christian Klopfenstein (Swine)
  • Dr. Paula Menzies (Small Ruminants)
  • Dr. Scott Weese (Companion Animals)
 

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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(As a CVMA member or non-member, you need your username and password to access the platform. Contact the CVMA at admin@cvma-acmv.org or call at (800) 567-2862 if do not have these credentials)