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Volume 24(4), Winter 2014

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FECAVA: full support

 

FECAVA is a long-standing advocate of the responsible use of antibiotics. Its working group on hygiene and the use of antimicrobials in veterinary practice (founded in 2007) produced several posters for veterinary practitioners. In 2013, FECAVA organised a symposium on the topic, which was reported in detail in the EJCAP 2013 winter issue. FECAVA is also member of EPRUMA, the European platform on the responsible use of medicines in animals, and together with the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe, it has produced a leaflet for pet owners on the responsible use of antimicrobials.

One Health

Conference

Antimicrobial resistance, anthroponotic

and zoonotic health issues are of vital importance to human health and veterinary practice. On 13 October 2014, a One Health Conference was organised by the Bella Moss Foundation in London. The programme included presentations and panel discussions addressing critical aspects of antimicrobial resistance and infection control, with particular emphasis on anthroponotic and zoonotic considerations, thus meeting the imperative of the One Health theme. The conference featured presentations by influential and respected authorities – both of the veterinary and medical fields - with key roles in both the development and direction, and in research relevant to the topic areas, and highlighted areas where current approaches need to be developed and reinforced. By publishing the conference proceedings and conclusions in this issue of EJCAP, FECAVA supports the Bella Moss Foundation in disseminating and raising awareness of the One Health approach relating to responsible antimicrobial use and disease control.