The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) has created a new online platform for Canada’s veterinarians to aid their decisions on antimicrobial use in animals.
The CVMA Guidelines for Veterinary Antimicrobial Use is accessible from a range of devices such as smartphones and laptops. It is searchable and gives vets quick access to information on antimicrobial use.
The new online version replaces the CVMA’s original print guide from 2008. It also goes beyond the four species groups in the original guide (beef, dairy, poultry and swine) to include small ruminants and companion animals. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriAssurance Program and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency provided funding for the platform.
All licensed vets in Canada will be able to use the platform until April 1, 2019, by visiting the CVMA website. After April 1, only active CVMA members will have full access.