Wednesday 11 February 2015

Mitigating risks due to the use of antibiotics in animals

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published recommendations to limit the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) linked to the use of antibiotics in animals, thereby minimising at source the risk of transmission of resistance from animals to humans. The document reference is EMA/787672/2014.

The proposed measures focus in particular on promoting the responsible use in veterinary medicine of antibiotics that are critically important in human medicine such as fluoroquinolones and third and fourth generation cephalosporins.

For details see: EMA

Posted by Tim Sandle

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