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Joining Anthony for today's episode of VETchat is Fergus Allerton, European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Ian Battersby, Responsible Pharmaceutical Stewardship Lead for Mars Veterinary Health.
In this episode Anthony, Fergus and Ian talk all about antibiotics ahead of the antibiotic amnesty campaign running in the UK through the month of November. They explain both of their backgrounds, discuss how the professional opinions on antibiotic treatment lengths have changed, and the problems with inappropriate usage of leftover antibiotics. Fergus explains the Antibiotic Amnesty Campaign and how veterinary practices can get involved. He outlines the benefits of running a campaign like this, such as offering safe disposal of unused antibiotics and the research information that will be gathered to help guide future prescription habits.
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