Both antibiotic resistant bacteria and genes transmitted between healthy dogs and cats and their owners, finds study in UK and Portugal

Researchers, part of ENOVAT, highlight the importance of contact between healthy companion animals and humans to the spread of resistant bugs that may lead to potentially untreatable infections in the community. This is a special early release from the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2022, Lisbon, 23-26 April). Healthy pet dogs and cats could be passing …

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Working Group 2 updates

Deliverable 4 European strain database The first objective of WG2 was to establish a database with information on veterinary pathogens stored across European laboratories. In March 2022, the European strain database included more than 26,000 data entries from 24 countries. Apart from those bacteria representing important diseases and accounting for high antimicrobial use, pathogens that are traditionally difficult to identify …

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The European Research and Innovation Days will be online on September 28 and 29 2022

The European Commission is happy to announce that the European Research and Innovation Days will take place online on 28 and 29 September 2022. Brought to you by the European Commission, the European Research and Innovation Days gathers together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and citizens to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. This year’s …

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Meet our leaders #12

Dr. Luís Pedro Carmo WG4 vice-leader Post-doc at the Veterinary Public Health Institute, Vetsuisse, University of Bern, Switzerland “Evidence should be the guiding line to the selection of the most adequate treatments” Dr. Carmo was a Doctoral student / Resident of the European College of Veterinary Public Health Veterinary Public Health Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland. Among other relevant professional …

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A European network composed of veterinarians, microbiologists, pharmacologists, epidemiologists and other relevant stakeholders is working on avoiding the antibiotics’ loss of effectiveness

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  • March 30, 2022

Researchers across Europe are developing new national guidelines for vets using antibiotics for pets and small animals, to ensure effective use of these treatments and avoid contributing to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance in animals and humans. The overuse of antibiotics, especially taking antibiotics when they’re not the correct treatment, promotes antibiotic not effective to bugs. There is an …

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ENOVAT is happy to announce the launch of the lifelong learning programme titled “New Technologies in Veterinary Microbiology Diagnostics”

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  • March 29, 2022

The course is focused on students and Professionals in Animal Health. Language: English Duration: 5 weeks (starting June the 1st, 2022) ECTS: 4 Cost: 300 euro (discounts apply for early registration, students and EBVS Residents) The programme at a glance (video presentation): https://youtu.be/9jQElT6uYQE Programme site and applications: https://kedivimaua.gr/programs/new-technologies-in-veterinary-laboratory-diagnostics/ Endorsed by the European College of Veterinary Microbiology. 

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Educational workshop on emerging laboratory and PoC technologies for detection of AMR and bacterial infection in veterinary medicine

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  • February 2, 2022

ESCMID is organizing a one-day online educational workshop on March 9 2022 that we have arranged on Emerging laboratory and point-of-care technologies for detection of AMR and bacterial infection in veterinary medicine. We have some excellent presenters and believe that this course will be beneficial to you. More information on the course program can be found in the online flyer. …

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ITC Conference Grants

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  • January 20, 2022

INCLUSIVENESS TARGET COUNTRIES (ITC) CONFERENCE GRANTS AVAILABLE  There is now the possibility to apply for ITC conference grants if you are an investigator/innovator < 40 years old and from an Inclusiveness Target Country or Near Neighbour Country. You must present your own work as an oral or poster presentation, and the work should be related to the topic of ENOVAT …

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New publications are available on our webpage

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  • January 20, 2022

Please check them here. The last publication was led by Professor Ludovic Pelligand on a prospective clinical trial in normal and critically ill dogs to evaluate the pharmacokinetics (PK) of intravenous amoxicillin combined with clavulanic acid. The authors checked a total of 218 amoxicillin concentrations (AMC) in plasma for healthy and sick dogs and found that the PK of AMC …

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Working Group 1 update

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  • January 11, 2022

ENOVAT WG1 is announcing the launch of the Antimicrobial Use Guidelines Survey which is building on the findings of the WG1’s Treatment Guidelines pilot survey. The current version is a small-animal focused survey and is hoped that it will provide an insight into how antimicrobial use guidelines are viewed by companion animal vets across Europe. This information will enable any …

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