The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), the University of Calgary and Firstline Clinical (TM) have launched the CVMA Guidelines for Veterinary Antimicrobial Use (AMU) on Firstline, an innovative tool designed to assist Canadian veterinarians in making sound, evidence-based prescribing decisions.
Firstline delivers the current CVMA guidelines to veterinarians at point of care. Using their mobile device, any Canadian veterinarian will be able to access species-specific options for AMU that incorporate the latest antimicrobial stewardship guidance.
The Firstline initiative is part of the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)- One Health Consortium, funded by the Major Innovation Fund programme of the Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation, Government of Alberta.
The Stewardship of Antimicrobials for Veterinarians Initiative (SAVI), which is led by the CVMA , has provided subject matter expertise in support of the Firstline initiative and is funded in part by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) initiative of the Federal Government of Canada.