Antimicrobial resistance: the fight continues

24 Nov 2017

The AVA has been active in raising awareness about the importance of the responsible and judicious use of antibiotics in animals and humans. As part of our ongoing commitment to fighting antibiotic resistance, we continue to provide useful and up-to-date resources for veterinarians on ways you can help fight antibiotic resistance.

Some of the latest updates include links to a series of short videos produced by the University of Melbourne on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as well as an AMR learning site for veterinary science released by the University of Minnesota

Visit the AVA’s AMR page for all the latest veterinary resources on antimicrobial resistance.

To mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week for 2017, Dr. Tony Hobbs, Australia’s Acting Chief Medical Officer and Dr. Mark Schipp, Australia’s Chief Veterinary Officer called for all Australians, including all prescribers in human and animal health, to pause and consider antibiotic use. 

The Australian government launched a new website providing information on what you can do to combat antibiotic resistance in Australia. It caters for a range of audiences including:

  • general public
  • animal owners
  • general practice
  • hospitals
  • aged care
  • veterinary practice
  • agriculture and industry.

Visit the government’s new website at www.amr.gov.au.

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