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Antimicrobial Resistance
Antimicrobial resistance: BVA warns against ‘kneejerk reactions’

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POLITICAL measures to combat antimicrobial resistance in the UK and Europe are in danger of becoming ‘kneejerk reactions that are not based on sound science’, the BVA has warned.

To mark European Antibiotic Awareness day on November 18, the BVA President, Peter Harlech Jones, delivered a webinar to over 300 veterinary surgeons entitled ‘Resisting antimicrobials – are we acting responsibly?’. The webinar, which can be viewed at, forms part of the BVA's ongoing efforts to encourage veterinary surgeons to use antimicrobials responsibly to help preserve their efficacy. The Association continues to remind vets that they must also be seen to be using products responsibly or risk legal restrictions being imposed on their use.

Mr Jones commented: ‘Any measures to tackle antimicrobial resistance must be based on sound science. At the moment we are resisting calls from parliamentarians and pressure groups in Europe and the UK to …

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