Infographic - What veterinarians can do
09 November 2017
Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change to protect themselves from an antibiotic. The more we use antibiotics, the more chance bacteria have to become resistant to them.
- Pause and consider the need for each antibiotic prescription
- Talk to clients about ways to minimise the use of antibiotics
- Apply best practice biosecurity and hygiene measures, including antibiotic stewardship plans
- Use published therapeutic guidelines, where available