Thursday, 23 January 2020
The Arabian Magazine
Home Archive BEVA supports European Antibiotic Awareness Day with Free Webinars

BEVA supports European Antibiotic Awareness Day with Free Webinars

BEVA supports European Antibiotic Awareness Day with Free Webinars

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is showing its support for European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18th November 2017 by giving all equine vets free online access to its outstanding antimicrobial Congress session at www.ebeva.org/congress17-session12

BEVA is a consistent campaigner for the responsible use of antibiotics; Last year it introduced the BEVA Antibiotic Champion Award to encourage members to document their efforts to reduce the use of critically important antibiotics. In 2015 the Association received a national Antibiotic Guardian award from Public Health England and was the only organisation from the veterinary profession to be shortlisted. In 2012 BEVA launched the Protect ME antimicrobial campaign to facilitate compliance and educate the public about the importance of antimicrobial awareness.  

This year in recognition of European Antibiotic Awareness day (18th November) and also World Antibiotic Awareness Week (13th to 19th November, 2017) the free webinar, sponsored by HBLB, gives horse vets access to two informative lectures from the 2017 BEVA Congress: Antimicrobial resistance – One Health gets serious presented by Professor the Lord Trees and AntiProfessor Josh Slater Chair of BEVA’s Health & Medicines Committee said: “EAAD is an excellent time for the profession to reflect on its successes in improving antibiotic prescribing and also an opportunity to plan for future improvements in antimicrobial stewardship.

microbial use in equine practice presented by John Marshall.

BEVA’s antibiotic champion award is a chance to recognise the massive contribution that equine vets have made in changing prescribing behaviours, in particular relating to critically important, or ‘protected’, antibiotics. The BEVA ProtectMe toolkit is freely available and has been proven to be an effective tool in support of this, but we are aware that practices may also have developed their own initiatives and hope to showcase these as part of the award scheme.”

The free webinars can be accessed at www.ebeva.org/congress17-session12

 “Antimicrobial sensitivity testing using the disc diffusion technique.”  Credit Rossdales Labs.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

BCVSp launches podcasts for animal owners

Your Vet Specialist, the public face of the British College of Veterinary Specialists (BCVSp), has launched a new podcast platform to give animal owners...

TS Al Malik – Vale

TS Al Malik - Vale 9 December 1992 - 15 January 2020 Mulawa Arabian Stud in Australia have shared the sad news of the passing of...

BEVA launches colour-code scheme to tackle equine obesity

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has launched a pilot project to tackle equine obesity. The scheme uses a traffic light colour system of...

Charities combine expertise to help horse owners cut costs not care

Member charities of the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) have collaborated to produce two practical guides; one to help horse owners find ways to...

The Girl with the Jumping Arabs – So Close, Yet So Far

With all the horses going brilliantly and an exciting season coming up fast, the last thing I needed was a broken collarbone to stop...
error: Content is protected !!