Antimicrobial Stewardship

As of December 1, 2018, all Medically Important Antimicrobials (MIAs) for veterinary use can only be legally dispensed to the end user by prescription. This is a change in federal law under the direction of Health Canada as part of the National Strategy; Federal Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance and Use in Canada1, March 2015 and Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use2 August 2017 to preserve antibiotics.

Please find below information and resources regarding this change.

MVMA - Selected Documents for Reference
This package is a series of public access reference documents developed by various stakeholders is intended to be used as a quick reference source in clinic  situations. The documents contain more information related to antibiotic use in livestock feed than antibiotic use in companion animals.

Timelines: Health Canada is strengthening Canada’s regulatory framework for veterinary antimicrobials

December 1, 2018 Antimicrobial Policy Change Frequently Asked Questions

Veterinary Prescription for Medicated Feed:

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