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Tackling antimicrobial resistance: a drop in the ocean

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Antibiotic resistance remains one of the greatest threats to human and animal health. Launching the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance in July 2014 the Prime Minister said: “If we fail to act, we are looking at an almost unthinkable scenario where antibiotics no longer work and we are cast back into the dark ages of medicine". But what more can UK and European veterinary surgeons do in the face of such a global challenge where “responsible use” is not the watchword in every country?

In this session we will hear about the vision set out by Lord O’Neill for what needs to change at a global level, and consider what this means for the UK government, industry and the veterinary profession.


  • John Fitzgerald Secretary General, Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA
  • Nigel Gibbens CBE BVet Med MSc MRCVS, Chief Veterinary Officer UK, Defr
  • Session chaired by John Blackwell, BVSc MRCVS

Running time: 81 minutes.
Part of BVA Congress at London Vet Show 2016.

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