World Veterinary Day 2017

Safeguarding the efficacy of these life-saving medications

as well as their availability and effectiveness for both human and veterinary use, is essential to preserve our future. However, overuse and misuse of these drugs in humans, animals and plants sectors has dramatically accelerated the emergence of resistance to antimicrobials.


Veterinary Services including veterinarians and

veterinary paraprofessionals have a key part to play in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, through their role in regulating and supervising the use of antimicrobials, offering professional advice to farmers and animal owners and collaborating with the human health sector.


To continue to progress in disease control management

and in improving animal welfare, veterinarians need to encourage and achieve a sustainable change in behaviours towards a responsible and prudent antimicrobial use.


It is time to turn the words into action!

Share your initiatives and events to raise awareness and fight antimicrobial resistance, and take the chance to win the World Veterinary Day Award 2017!


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