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Antimicrobial resistance
Responsible use of antimicrobials

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WE are sure our veterinary colleagues do not need reminding that there is currently a very significant challenge, within both the veterinary and human medicine sectors, to tackle the serious and global issue of antimicrobial resistance. However, based on the research editorial by Silva and Sousa on marbofloxacin published in Veterinary Record (VR, June 17, 2017, vol 180, p 588-590), we felt the need to respond. BVA and BVA specialist divisions, including the Pig Veterinary Society, are working with RUMA (Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance) to emphasise the need for responsible prescribing and …

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