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  • New online platform supports you in overseeing responsible use of veterinary antimicrobials

    The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), with the input of key stakeholders, created the CVMA Guidelines for Veterinary Antimicrobial Use, a new online platform to support you in your decision-making on appropriate and responsible use of antimicrobials in animals....

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  • Guidelines for Antimicrobial Use in the Turkey Industry published by the Turkey Farmers of Canada

    Recognizing the increased global attention to the threat of antimicrobial resistance, the Canadian turkey industry has been working towards the implementation of a sector-wide antimicrobial use strategy to eliminate the preventive use of antibiotics important to human medicine. An industry-led initiative will work to maintain and build consumer confidence in Canadian turkey and meet the […]...

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  • New Prescription Feed Checklist and Templates from Health Canada

    As of December 1, 2018, all medically important antimicrobials for veterinary use will be sold by prescription only. Through this initiative, the number of feed prescriptions issued by veterinarians and received by commercial feed mills will increase. Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have developed a checklist and species-specific (ruminants, swine, poultry, example […]...

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  • FAAST News, Links & Resources

    The FAAST team have been hard at work developing a number of tools and resources designed for farmed animal owners, veterinarians, and their representative organizations. Some of the tools we now have available include:...

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  • Frequently Asked Questions from the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada

    This fact sheet answers common questions the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada has been receiving over the past few months, along with answers to questions about the sale of medicated feed containing a prescription product through an affiliated medicated feed distributor....

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  • Sale & Dispensing Prescription Medicated Feed

    Health Canada have released a new fact sheet explaining the regulatory requirements around the sale and distribution of prescription medicated feed in Canada. While the fact sheet is designed for commercial feed mills, it may provide veterinarians, farmed animal owners, and other stakeholders with insight into how prescription medicated feed will be managed beyond December […]...

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  • If you don’t use it, you might not lose it!

    Dr. Dan Shock, a veterinarian, consultant with ACER Consulting, and FAAST team member, has written a new blog explaining the emergence of antimicrobial resistance and the stewardship thinking we must adopt to combat its spread. Read the blog and let us know what you think in the comments below. Don’t forget to drop us a […]...

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  • FAAST Manuals Available for Download

    All of FAAST’s information sheets (FAASTsheets) are now available for veterinarians and farmed animal owners in one handy manual. Each manual is written to be applicable across species and customized to its veterinarian or animal owner audience. The manuals provide key messages surrounding antimicrobial resistance and outlines all upcoming policy and regulatory changes relating to […]...

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  • Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobial Use in Animals in Canada

    The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), in partnership with a number of key stakeholders, have developed an extensive list of tools and resources surrounding veterinary oversight of antimicrobial use in animals in Canada....

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