18 May 2018

Companion Animals – 10 Recommendations for the Responsible & Judicious Use of Antibiotics

Our pets sometimes need antibiotics to control infections, just like we do. Many infections cannot be managed without antibiotics. However, when antibiotics are used inappropriately, bacteria can rapidly develop resistance to those antibiotics. This may result in common infections in both humans and animals becoming extremely difficult to treat, and sometimes life-threatening.

It is critical that pet owners use these medicines carefully and responsibly, to minimise the development of bacterial resistance and make sure that these medicines remain effective in the future.

Animal Medicines Australia (AMA) and the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) support the responsible and judicious use of all veterinary medicines. These tips will help you to use antibiotics responsibly and safely.

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