World Veterinary Day-2012 observed in Kashmir Valley
The theme of the ‘Day’ is “Antimicrobial Resistance” to highlight global concern over the use of antimicrobial in food producing animals and the important role veterinarians’ play in appropriate use of antibiotics to treat animal disease.
The Animal Husbandry Department of the State is calling for more measures to combat antimicrobial resistance arising concern for both human and animal health, which include rigorous infection control practices and judicious selection and use of antibiotics works to reduce the spread of resistant bugs, hygienic food preparation and proper cooking of animal products will usually remove the risk of transfer of bacterial resistance from food animals to people, there should be most stringent systems for registering antimicrobials for use in animals, antibiotics important in human medicine should not be registered for use in animals, there should be national residue survey monitors for monitoring food products to ensure that residues are not present in foods and to detect the correct use of all chemicals in food animals, use of antimicrobials could also be minimized by timely dosing and vaccination of the animals. Saying, yes to de-worming and vaccination thus no to antibiotics, and veterinarians trained for the job need to be posted in Municipal Corporation, Municipal Committees and Notified Area Committees for further posting at slaughter houses, milk plants, cheese and ice cream factories.
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