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To help tackle the global antimicrobial resistance crisis the European Network for Optimization of Veterinary Antimicrobial Treatment (COST Action CA18217) aims to optimise veterinary antimicrobial use with special emphasis on the development of animal- and disease-specific treatment guidelines and refinement of microbiological diagnostic procedures.

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We expect to have our meeting in Padua (Italy), if pandemic allows us

Veterinary Antimicrobial Treatment

Working groups

Exploring fundamental aspects of antimicrobial research to build a larger critical mass of experts in veterinary antimicrobial stewardship throughout Europe.


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Areas of expertise

Optimizing Veterinary Antimicrobial Treatment

The action has built a network of experts for veterinary microbiological diagnostics, antimicrobial stewardship and treatment guidelines throughout Europe.


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Strain database, clinical breakpoints


Antimicrobial stewardship


Treatment guidelines

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Activities and publications

News about ENOVAT’s activities including reports on research, education and publications.

ENOVAT surveys are open to get your feedback in veterinary medicine practices to avoid AMR

Treatment Guidelines, Diagnostic Procedures and Strain Databases surveys are ready for you and open until July 16th 2021.   The Diagnostic procedures...

ENOVAT just published a paper that reviews and evaluates the existing guidelines for rational Antimicrobial Use in Small-Animal Veterinary Practice in Europe

Work led by Dr. Fergus Allerton in the frame of the ENOVAT guidelines initiative mapped and qualitatively assessed the Antimicrobial stewardship guide...


Workshops, courses, conferences

The 5th International Conference on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Animals, 7-9 June 2021, On-line


31st European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) – Vienna, 9-12 July 2021


2nd ICECVM 25-27 October 2020


Tenth International Conference on Antimicrobial Agents in Veterinary Medicine (AAVM). Brussels, November 23-25, 2020


New Approaches to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria August 2021, Lake Maggiore, Switzerland


Quantification, Benchmarking and Stewardship of Veterinary Antimicrobial Usage Third International Conference 3 – 4 December 2020 @ Hannover


Setac Europe 2021, that will be held in Siviglia in May


6th International Symposium on Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance – EDAR 6 from 30 May – 4 June 2021 in Gothenburg