The Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) and the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) will present four free webinars over two days in mid-July. The presentations will be held by University professors and respectful representatives of the livestock industry. The participants of this webinar will be given a deep insight into responsible use of medicines, infection prevention, control, as well as the latest medical innovations.
The webinar will start on July 13 with the topic of companion animals, presented by Nicola Williams, professor in Zoonotic Bacteria Disease, University of Liverpool, Steve Howard, Head of Clinical Services, People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) and Gwyn Jones, Chair of RUMA Companion Animals and Equine. Being a big part of our lives, it is important to state that companion animals are able to acquire and exchange multidrug-resistant pathogens with humans, at which point they may be a potential source of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) for their owners. That is why the AMR is a serious cause of concern in the veterinary sector, as treatment failure may lead to poor animal health and welfare. Taking that into account, the RUMA Companion Animal and Equine organization promotes and encourages the responsible use of medicines, particularly antibiotics.
Following the companion animal subject, the following webinars will cover the topics of aquaculture, pig & poultry and innovations in animal health.
The detailed info regarding the program, as well as the free registration for the participants, can be found at the link bellow.
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