Animal medicines association HealthforAnimals has renewed calls to promote the responsible use of antibiotics and the importance of veterinary medicine to the global health of animals and humans.
As part of its campaign to raise awareness of the role of antibiotics in animal health, HealthforAnimals has published a guide entitled “Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in veterinary science”.
The guide, which aims to dispel inaccurate or misleading information, can be found on the HealthforAnimals website.
To further help explain the use of antibiotics in animal health and objectively outline their important role in ensuring animal health and welfare, HealthforAnimals has also created a new animation entitled “As much as necessary, as little as possible”.
While acknowledging the current issue of antimicrobial resistance, the animation advises the promotion of responsible uses of antibiotics in animal and human health as the greatest way to future-proof them for the next generation.
HealthforAnimals’ executive director Carel du Marchie Sarvaas said: “Using antibiotics responsibly, when they are needed, in the amount needed and under the supervision of a veterinarian will help to ensure greater animal health and welfare, provide a safe and secure food supply, and protect the important relationship we have with our pets.”