Antibiotic resistance has increased in the past years to the point that now constitutes a serious risk to public health. The lack of effectiveness of existing antibiotics combined with the lack of new antibiotic treatments raises serious concerns and demands a joint response.
In this context, primary prescribers play a crucial role. Being in direct contact with patients on a daily basis, they are best placed to advice on patients’ need for antibiotics.
With seven simple recommendations
, the European health professionals raise awareness to primary care prescribers on the prudent and responsible use of antibiotics.
Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) President, Dr. Christophe Buhot said: “Veterinarians together with the other health professions are the gatekeepers of the public health. This is why it is so important to ensure that all of us – doctors, dentists and veterinarians - are equally committed to this goal and promote the same recommendations.”
Source: Federation of Veterinarians of Europe