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Groups join AVMA in call for collaboration on antimicrobial stewardship

The AVMA offers guidance for the use of antimicrobials for treatment, control and prevention and signed a joint statement with the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and Federation of Veterinarians of Europe describing veterinarians' role in ensuring continued availability and efficacy of antimicrobials while safeguarding animal, public and environmental health. "This joint statement is an important step in recognizing ways we can work together to prevent resistance and ensure that antimicrobials continue to be used judiciously in animals," said AVMA President Dr. John de Jong.

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