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Antimicrobial Stewardship Reference Materials

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Position Statement - Veterinary Stewardship of the Responsible Use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Animals Position Statement - Veterinary Stewardship of the Responsible Use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Animals

This position statement helps the public and veterinarians to understand the College Council’s position related to promoting and supporting veterinary stewardship, both at the level of the profession and of the individual veterinarian, in the responsible use of antimicrobial drugs in animals.

https://cvo.org/CVO/media/College-of-Veterinarians-of-Ontario/Resources%20and%20Publications/Position%20Statements%20and%20Guidelines/AMRPositionStatement.pdf

Antimicrobials Requiring a Veterinary Prescription Antimicrobials Requiring a Veterinary Prescription

List of impacted antimicrobials products.

https://www.cahi-icsa.ca/uploads/userfiles/files/CAHI_MIA_Poster_Feb27_2018_website%20ENG(1).pdf

CVMA: Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobial Use in Animals in Canada CVMA: Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobial Use in Animals in Canada

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association's website including resources such as timelines, regulatory amendments and relevant documentation.

https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/policy-advocacy/veterinary-oversight-of-antimicrobial-use-in-canada

Health Canada - Responsible Use of MIAs in Animals Health Canada - Responsible Use of MIAs in Animals

Health Canada materials promoting the prudent use of antimicrobials.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/antibiotic-antimicrobial-resistance/animals/actions/responsible-use-antimicrobials.html

Fact Sheet: Accessing and Selling Prescription Veterinary Drugs Fact Sheet: Accessing and Selling Prescription Veterinary Drugs

Fact Sheet explaining the federal rules on how prescription drugs can be accessed and sold in Canada.

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Sales and Dispensing of prescription DIN drug premixes and prescription medicated feed Sales and Dispensing of prescription DIN drug premixes and prescription medicated feed

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The Time is Now - food animal information page The Time is Now - food animal information page

An information page for veterinarians providing guidance on using antimicrobials responsibly.

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The Time is Now - food animal card The Time is Now - food animal card

An information card on the Dec. 1, 2018 deadline when all medically important antimicrobials will be available by prescription only.

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Do Your Part - companion animal information page Do Your Part - companion animal information page

An information page on the responsible use of antimicrobials in companion animal medicine.

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Do Your Part - companion animal card Do Your Part - companion animal card

Helping veterinarians talk to clients about the responsible use of antimicrobials.

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Medically Important Antimicrobials and the Compendium of Medicating Ingredient Brochure Medically Important Antimicrobials and the Compendium of Medicating Ingredient Brochure

Medically important antimicrobials (MIAs) listed in the Compendium of Medicating Ingredient Brochures (CMIB) will also be listed on the prescription drug list (PDL).

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/DAM/DAM-animals-animaux/WORKAREA/DAM-animals-animaux/text-texte/feeds_mia_cmib_pdf_1528232691485_eng.pdf

Case Study: Establishing a Valid VCPR (Cow-Calf Producer) Case Study: Establishing a Valid VCPR (Cow-Calf Producer)

Effective December 1, 2018, Health Canada will require a registered veterinarian to prescribe and provide oversight of all medically important antimicrobials used in animals. The ‘increased veterinary oversight’ requires that producers work closely with a veterinarian.

https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/case-study-cow-calf

FAAST - Farmed Animal Antimicrobial Stewardship FAAST - Farmed Animal Antimicrobial Stewardship

The Farmed Animal Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative (FAAST) aims to tackle resistance head on through education, collaboration, and engagement across the value chain. Our mission is to help Ontario veterinarians, farmed animal owners, and their representative organizations: improve antimicrobial stewardship in farmed animals prepare for upcoming policy and regulatory changes, and preserve the efficacy of antimicrobials without compromising animal health or food safety

https://www.amstewardship.ca/

Health Canada Fact Sheet: Selling Prescription Medicated Feed Health Canada Fact Sheet: Selling Prescription Medicated Feed

This fact sheet provides to Commercial Feed Mills (CFMs)and medicated feed distributors guidance regarding the regulatory requirements for the sale and distribution of prescription medicated feed.

https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/fact-sheet-selling-prescription-medicated-feed

Template - Veterinary Prescription for Medicate Feed POULTRY Template - Veterinary Prescription for Medicate Feed POULTRY

Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have created templates for feed prescriptions. Use of the template is optional.

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Template - Veterinary Prescription for Feed RUMINANT Template - Veterinary Prescription for Feed RUMINANT

Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have created templates for feed prescriptions. Use of the template is optional.

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Template - Prescription for Medicate Feed SWINE Template - Prescription for Medicate Feed SWINE

Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have created templates for feed prescriptions. Use of the template is optional.

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Checklist - Required Items for a Veterinary Feed Prescription Checklist - Required Items for a Veterinary Feed Prescription

Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have created a checklist for feed prescriptions.

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Antimicrobial Stewardship: Introduction to the CMIB for the veterinary professional Antimicrobial Stewardship: Introduction to the CMIB for the veterinary professional

A CFIA slide deck explaining the Compendium of Medicating Ingredients Brochures.

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Reporting year deadline is March 31, 2019 Reporting year deadline is March 31, 2019

As of April 1, 2019, reporting of sales information is no longer voluntary for manufacturers, importers and compounders.

https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/news-events/news/first-reporting-year-deadline-veterinary-antimicrobial-sales-march-31-2019

DEL Q&As - antimicrobial regulatory amendment DEL Q&As - antimicrobial regulatory amendment

Pharmacists, health care practitioners and veterinarians require a DEL to import antimicrobials API for veterinary use that are on List A: List of Certain Antimicrobial Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. This document provides an overview of the regulatory changes in a Q&A format.

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FAAST REviews FAAST REviews

FAAST Reviews are online learning modules that feature interactive tools and practical resources for both veterinarians and farmed animal owners.

https://www.amstewardship.ca/faast-reviews/

The time is now to preserve antimicrobials for tomorrow

The rules for dispensing medically important antimicrobials are changing to better protect animal and human health. Click on the image below to learn more. 

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Veterinary Stewardship of the Responsible Use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Animals

This position statement assists the public and veterinarians in understanding the College Council’s position related to the responsible use of antimicrobial drugs in animals.

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