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“Pharmaceutical Stewardship” – A Strategic Priority for the World Veterinary Association

An article by WVA President on Pharmaceutical Stewardship was published on the International Animal Health Journal (IAHJ) this September.

Pharmaceutical stewardship encompasses three areas:

1) the responsible use of any antimicrobial so as to decrease risk of antimicrobial resistance and to preserve the efficacy of significant antimicrobials for the protection and restoration of animal health;

2) the availability of good quality medicines so veterinarians have access to safe and efficacious medicines in all parts of the world; and

3) the proper disposal of medications no longer being used, whether they are outdated for use, or left over from inadequate compliance with a previous prescription’s directive.

 Click here to access the article.