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Veterinary medicines
EMA updates its advice on the use of colistin in animals

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THE European Medicines Agency (EMA) has updated its advice on the use of medicines containing the antibiotic colistin in animals and is recommending that the sales of such medicines should be minimised across the European Union. It is also recommending that colistin-containing medicines should only be used as a second-line treatment in animals.

The agency was asked by the European Commission to update its 2013 guidance on the use of colistin in animals following the discovery of a gene conferring resistance to colistin that can …

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