Canadian Veterinarians Tackle Growing Concern about Antibiotic Resistance

Niagara Falls, Ont. - Veterinarians from across Canada gathered in Niagara Falls, ON at the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Summit on July 7, 2016 to discuss the growing concern about antibiotic resistance in both veterinary and human medicine, and the new reality it creates for the veterinary profession: the need for increased oversight of antibiotic use in animals. 

In 2015, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced Health Canada’s Veterinary Drugs Directorate would introduce new federal regulations requiring veterinary oversight of antibiotics used in food animals, including those administered in feed or water. The changes are anticipated for the end of 2017.