Vets have just two weeks left to help academics get a grip on the true nature of antibiotic usage in practice, simply by participating in a short online survey.

In April, owner awareness charity The Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) teamed up academics at the RVC to launch a detailed survey asking vets about prescribing rationale, culturing and infection protocols.

While the profession is becoming increasingly aware of cases of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) more information is needed on how and what drugs are being used by small animal practitioners. It is hoped the survey results, set to be revealed at BMF’s forthcoming One Health conference this October, will give us the first-ever comprehensive picture of prescribing habits and AMR protocols in practice.

BMF founder Jill Moss said: “There is still time left to get involved and help us develop greater knowledge on AMR for future generations of vets and owners.

“We’ve had a great response since launching the survey but we want to get as many responses as possible to give us a really good snapshot of where the profession is on AMR.”

Practitioners who take the time to fill in the survey, which closes on June 30, will also be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad2, donated to the survey effort by animal health company Vétoquinol.

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