Growing Forward 2 - Final Report - Page 43

QA for veterinarians • • • • • • • • • • • • 43  annual monitoring of dispensing of antibiotics improved surveillance/oversight on veterinary prescriptions and antibiotic use require reporting by veterinary clinics on antibiotic use standard of practice for prescribing and dispensing of antibiotics, decision cascades updated appropriate use guidelines are enforced enforce VCPR separate prescribing practises from drug sale profits decreased reliance on antibiotic sales for veterinary income restrict antibiotic rebate programs institute financial penalties for veterinarians for high antibiotic use mandatory annual continuing education required by CVO to renew licence increased emphasis on prudent use and resistance in undergraduate curriculum provide ongoing professional development including current trends, implications of resistance, pharmacology, surveillance trends, sensitivity trends, SOPs, how to educate producers, appropriate drug choice, length of use, protocol development, dosage, withdrawal periods, establishing a VCPR SUMMARY OF SUGGESTED ACTIONS Quality Assurance Antibiotic Use in Food-Producing Animals in Ontario: A Study of the Current Practises and Perceptions of Ontario Veterinarians