AVMA committee to work with FDA on antimicrobial guidelines

Jun 01, 2011
By staff

SCHAUMBURG, ILL. — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) created a new five-member Steering Committee for FDA Policy on Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobials to provide veterinary input on the use of antimicrobials in food animals.

The committee will work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) providing input on policies and regulations that dictate veterinary use of antimicrobials. AVMA's involvement stems from its desire to increase veterinary oversight of antimicrobial use where needed while retaining the ability to use antimicrobials when needed.