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To coincide with European Antibiotic Awareness Day, the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) held a symposium on antimicrobial resistance in Brussels. The symposium took a One Health approach, looking at the issue from both a veterinary and medical perspective.

The FVE president, Christophe Buhot, set out the FVE's position and outlined new recommendations and initiatives that it would be pursuing. Four main areas were identified for action. The first was addressing the dearth of data available on which to base decisions. The FVE was recommending that all stakeholders, member states, industry and veterinarians should contribute to the European …

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