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Antimicrobial use
Evidence-based use of antimicrobials in veterinary practice
  1. Ana Mateus,
  2. David Brodbelt and
  3. Katharina Stärk


Antimicrobial resistance has generally been recognised as an increasing problem in both human and veterinary medicine for some time. While many organisations around the world are currently primarily focused on monitoring resistance and promoting the responsible use of antimicrobials for both medical doctors and veterinarians, many stakeholders are questioning whether we should, in fact, be reviewing how antimicrobials are used in the first place. This article considers the risk of resistance developing following the use of antimicrobials in veterinary practice, and discusses practical and effective ways of managing this risk.

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