Responsible antibacterial use in the veterinary community

BSAVA and SAMSoc have worked together to provide information that is intended to support practices in discussing and drawing up practice guidelines on responsible antibacterial use.

Antibacterial resistance is a politically important topic and there are those who wish to restrict veterinary use of certain antibacterial products, which could have significant implications for animal health and welfare. It is therefore essential that veterinary surgeons are seen to be using antibacterials responsibly.

The PROTECT ME poster, ‘no antibiotic required’ sample form and other supporting material are freely available to download from the BSAVA Library here. Printed copies of the posters can be purchased from the BSAVA shop copies are free to members. Organisations wishing to purchase multiple copies should contact us with details of their requirements – please contact for further information.

Further information on the responsible use of antibacterials can be found here: