2017 December - Responsible and Prudent Use of Antimicrobials in Veterinary Practice


As veterinarians, our prescribing rights come with significant responsibilities. Veterinarians can help minimise the spread of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) by: 

1.      Pausing and considering each antimicrobial prescription.

2.      Talking to clients about ways to minimise the use of antimicrobials.

3.      Promoting and applying best practice biosecurity and hygiene measures.

4.      Using published therapeutic guidelines, where available.

Please read the letter from Australia's Chief Veterinary Officer on the role veterinarians play in minimising the spread of AMR available from the News section of the Board's website.