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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.

An ENOVAT member just launched a free-access vehicle of education and raising awareness in animal health, animal welfare, and public health protection

The ENOVAT member and President of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology, Professor John Ikonomopoulos, would like to announce the family si...

Diagnostic procedures and Strain database surveys

WG1 and WG2 have been working in several surveys that kindly ask you to respond as well as disseminate as you can (click on the links to respond) ENOV...


Workshops, courses, conferences

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


ICVCSAC 2020: 14. International Conference on Veterinary Clinical Science and Animal Care. Zurich, Switzerland