Efforts to Date
The goal of SAVI is to provide veterinarians with the most current and critical knowledge and intelligence they need to make the best decisions possible with regard to antimicrobial use in support of their clients. As a key tenet of the project, SAVI is committed to the safeguarding of all collected data and to the confidentiality and privacy of participant information.
To date, SAVI has convened an Expert Advisory Group (EAG) of representatives from key veterinary species groups and sector stakeholder organizations and leveraged their expertise in both the design, planning and implementation of SAVI as well as the development of a communications and engagement approach for Canada’s veterinary community, their clients and other aligned groups.
With respect to the generation of knowledge and guidance, SAVI has upgraded its platform for the hosting of the CVMA Guidelines for Veterinary Antimicrobial Use and will be adding aquaculture and equine species groups to the existing guidelines that span six different species groups. SAVI will also be updating and revising the existing guidelines and exploring the use of alternative treatments, products and protocols to complement or optimize antimicrobial use.
From a data collection perspective, SAVI has worked with leaders within the veterinary community in generating initial data extracts to populate the test database and is in the process of developing automated electronic data transfer protocols to ease the burden on reporting by project participants as well as the crafting of customized reporting to deliver relevant information to veterinarians on an as-required basis.
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