According to BVA's Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a top three concern for vets, with almost half (49%) of vets listing it as the most pressing animal health and welfare issue.
Further BVA research shows that three out of five vets have seen clients who expect antibiotics to treat their pets and found there is still a lack of understanding about responsible antibiotic use with 70% of vets reporting poor owner compliance. BMA have also found nearly 6% of households have leftover antibiotics prescribed for humans, meaning patients had stopped their treatment early.
Human and animal health organisations are encouraging vets and doctors to download the poster for their waiting rooms.
Last revision: 2019
Publisher: BVA, BMA, Antibiotic Guardian, Public Health England, Veterinary Medicines Directorate
Number of pages: 1
We also have a version of this poster in Welsh. Contact us for more information.
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