New antimicrobial resistance resource for vets

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Vets, pet owners, farmers and the community can make informed choices about treating animal infections, thanks to a new online guide, co-developed by the University of Sydney.

Staph infections in dogs and pneumonia in horses are among the infections seen in veterinarian practice, affected by increases in antimicrobial resistance. A new resource aims to promote best-practice management of diseases in veterinary practice to reduce the likelihood of antimicrobial resistance developing.

AMR Vet Collective will assist veterinary practitioners by keeping them up-to- date with the latest information on antimicrobial resistance reduction in animals and humans.

Developed by researchers from University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science (Professor Jacqueline Norris) and Charles Sturt University Veterinary School (Dr Kellie Thomas and Associate Professor Jane Heller), the resource is available online, free of charge, to anyone who is interested.

“The aim of the website and learning resources is to improve veterinary awareness of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), promote best-practice antimicrobial drug prescription, and therefore aid disease management,” Professor Norris said.

“Whether you’re a veterinary student or an experienced practitioner, with the latest in evidence-based information, we hope the guide bolsters your confidence in this subject.”

The guide dovetails with Australia’s National Action Plan on AMR. The national plan is part of a Global Action Plan developed by the World Health Organization.

This article was sourced from News on the University of Sydney website.


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