Bugs, drugs, and your pet

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
7 – 8 PM (MT)
Free online webinar

Antibiotics save pet lives but anytime they are used, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) can develop making infections more difficult, sometimes impossible, to treat. These infections can also be passed to other pets or people in the home. Frequent or inappropriate use of antibiotics may promote the development of AMR. Learn how companion animal veterinarians are working to improve antimicrobial stewardship in their practices and about the app that helps with that.

Dr. Shane Renwick (Manager, National Issues, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association), will explain how AMR develops and why it matters to your pet. He will describe the Stewardship of Antimicrobials by Veterinarians Initiative and the Firstline Antimicrobial Stewardship Mobile App co- developed with UCalgary. Dr. Ian Sandler (Chief Veterinary Medical Officer and Founder, Grey Wolf Animal Health), will speak to his experience using the Firstline App and the benefits of rethinking old protocols.

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