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

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  • April 13, 2021

Work led by Dr. Fergus Allerton in the frame of the ENOVAT guidelines initiative mapped and qualitatively assessed the Antimicrobial stewardship guidelines (ASGs) for antimicrobial use in cats and dogs in Europe. Country representatives of the European Network for Optimization of Veterinary Antimicrobial Treatment (ENOVAT) were asked to identify ASGs published in their countries. All collated ASGs updated since January …

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Meet our leaders #9

Prof. Jeroen DEWULF WG4 vice leader Full professor at Ghent University Jeroen Dewulf is full professor in Veterinary Epidemiology at Ghent University Belgium. He has been conduction research for more than 20 years on antimicrobial use and resistance in animals as well as the prevention of epidemic and endemic diseases with a focus on the application of biosecurity measures. He …

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Working group 3 developed a survey for identifying currently missing veterinary species-specific clinical breakpoints

Did you know that the antibiogram report on many of the commonly used veterinary drugs are based on pharmacokinetics in people? Or species different from the ones you treat? This lack of species-specific data can negatively impact the reliability of veterinary susceptibility testing and lead to sub-optimal treatment decisions. We would like to invite you to tackle this problem with …

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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 site www.drhippocrates.com/en, which is dedicated to the friends of veterinary science. The aim of the site is to become a free-access vehicle of education and raising awareness in animal health, animal welfare, and public health protection. Video presentations on …

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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) ENOVAT WG1-Diagnostic procedures survey. The Diagnostic Procedures Survey – is designed to get an insight into methodology and standards used by veterinary microbiological laboratories across Europe. If you want to take part …

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Meet our leaders #8

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  • February 18, 2021

Dr. ANNET HEUVELINK WG2 vice leader Senior Scientist Microbiology, R&D, Royal GD, Deventer, the Netherlands “Like bacteria cross borders, we have to cross borders, to both harmonize laboratory methods and treatment guidelines, and equally important, to implement these, together, across borders” Annet studied Food Microbiology at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. In 2000, she successfully defended her PhD-thesis entitled “Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia …

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ENOVAT is supporting and promoting two special issues in the Antibiotics journal

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  • January 28, 2021

ENOVAT is supporting and promoting the submission of ENOVAT-related research findings in these two special issues where some of our members are editors:   Special Issue “Optimization of Veterinary Antimicrobial Treatment in Companion and Food Animals“ This Special Issue invites researchers interested in antimicrobial resistance monitoring in animals, to optimize veterinary antimicrobial use with special emphasis to help in the …

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Meet our leaders #7

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  • January 26, 2021

Ms Chantal BRITT Working Group 5 Leader Communications Officer at Swiss 3R Competence Centre, Switzerland “A dedicated one health approach and an effective communication strategy to disseminate relevant information to all stakeholders are key to impacting veterinary antimicrobial prescription behaviour, tackling resistance and protecting our health in the years to come.” After graduation from the University of Geneva (MA in …

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Working groups update: December 2020

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  • December 22, 2020

Recent activities and progress of the different WGs in ENOVAT: Overview of ongoing work (Feb 2020 – Nov 2020)    Working Group 1 Since the last Working Groups meeting in February in Albania, WG1 has been undertaking a wealth of work towards achieving its main two objectives: To review and evaluate the methodology and interpretive criteria used by veterinary diagnostic …

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Meet our leaders #6

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  • December 17, 2020

Dr Lisbeth Rem JESSEN WG4 leader Associate Professor at University of Copenhagen, Denmark “The prescribers of antimicrobials are key figures in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. We strive to create rational antimicrobial use guidelines that are meaningful and immediately useful to practitioners in the field. If successful the impact may be huge” Lisbeth graduated in 1997 from the University of …

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