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Resistance to drugs that contain antimicrobials

Advice for vets on the use of antimicrobial drugs

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Information covered includes:

  • the definition of an antimicrobial and an antibiotic

  • the causes of antimicrobial resistance when using veterinary medicines containing them

  • recommendations to reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance and encourage responsible use of antimicrobials

  • what can be done in veterinary practice to reduce the emergence of resistance

Published 1 June 2009