• 20/11/2019
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    Antimicrobials are more effective against canine bacteria in Finland

    Antimicrobials are more effective against canine bacteria in Finland

    Good news from Finland: the latest FINRES-Vet report (joint action by the University of Helsinki Faculty of Veterinary medicine, the Finnish Food Authority and the Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea) shows decreased antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from dogs. The main reasons for the improved situation are reduced use of antimicrobials in veterinary medicine, which prevents the

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    • 05/11/2019
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    Newsletter October 2019: Be Resistant, Prevent Resistance

    Newsletter October 2019: Be Resistant, Prevent Resistance

    Dear Colleagues, FECAVA are working constantly to promote the interests of Companion animal veterinarians throughout Europe. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is one of our main concerns. With the recent adoption of the new EU Veterinary Medicines and Medicated Feed Regulations, we can expect our practices to be under considerable pressure to show sound rationale behind our

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    • 01/11/2019
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    Actions against antimicrobial resistance

    Actions against antimicrobial resistance

    On October 15, 2019, the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) One-Health Network, chaired by the European Commission met in Brussels. The group meets bi-annually to present national action plans and activities, share best practices, discuss policy options and enhance coordination of all 28 EU countries, as well as Commission experts and EU agencies. (Presentation: The outcome of the

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    • 26/10/2019
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    European Veterinary Survey 2018

    European Veterinary Survey 2018

    Recently, the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe FVE published the results of the second Vet survey about the veterinary profession in Europe. Over 14,500 veterinarians from 30 FVE member countries completed the online Survey with some interesting results. The small animal veterinarians play a significant role, as 67% of all veterinarians are working with companion

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