The 1st WVA Summit at the World Veterinary Congress Cape Town 11 October 2011
Antimicrobials have revolutionised veterinary practice since their introduction more than 60 years ago. Many of these early antimicrobials are still successfully used today. Antimicrobials are essential tools for the continuing health and welfare of animals.
However, loss of efficacy through resistance development is an ever-present risk both towards animal as public health.
This underlines the necessity to use antimicrobial products with care. It is essential that all parties work together to ensure safe use and to minimise the development of resistance.
Organised with high-level support of:
Veterinary Medicine, Animal Health, Food Security & the Millennium Development Goals [2.02 MB pdf]
Juan Lubroth & Scott NewmanJ. Lubroth , Chief Veterinary Officer FAO
Availability and use of antimicrobials in animals: from 1928 until today [523 KB pdf]
Vinny Naidoo, Associate Professor in Veterinary Pharmacology
Benefits, Risks and Challenges related to the use of antimicrobials [765 KB pdf]
Barbara Freischem, IFAH Executive Director
Responsible use of antimicrobials – World Veterinary Association perspective [277 KB pdf]
Lyle Vogel, DVM, MPH, WVA North American Councillor
Use of Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance – WHO initiatives on Risk Assessment and Surveillance [2.24MB pdf]
Dr Awa Aidara-Kane, leader of WHO Adv Group Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance, Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses WHO
The Veterinary Perspective on Responsible Use? [943 KB pdf]
Peter Jones: President–Elect, British Veterinary Association & Chair of BVA Medicines Working Group
International standards and capacity building to promote prudent use of antimicrobial agents in animals [1.08 MB pdf]
Elisabeth Erlacher-Vindel, Deputy Head of Scientific and Technical Department OIE
Overview of Codex activities on Antimicrobial Resistance [873 KB pdf]
Annika Wennberg, Senior officer, FAO JECFA Secretary
Integrated approaches to promote responsible use of antimicrobials
Integrated Study of Food borne Antimicrobial
Resistance (AMR) in Kenya [1.08 MB pdf]
Patrick Otto, Animal Health Officer (Veterinary Public Health) FAO Headquarters, Rome
Lessons Learned and Furture Approaches in Antimicrobial use in Aquaculture – Experiences with Streptococcosis in Southern Africa [694 KB pdf]
K.D.A. Huchzermeyer (Sterkspruit Veterinary Clinic) and M.M. Henton (IDEXX Laboratories)
International standards and capacity building to promote prudent use of antimicrobial agents in animals
Dr Elisabeth Erlacher-Vindel, Deputy Head of the Scientific and Technical Department, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
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