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PVS confirms new position on Critically Important Antibiotics

5th Jun 2017 / By Alistair Driver

The Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) has confirmed it is adopting the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA’s) list of highest-priority Critically Important Antibiotics (CIAs).

The announcement, following a review by the society’s Medicines Sub-committee, means that under PVS guidelines, fluoroquinolones, 3rd and 4th generation cephalosporins and colistin will retain Class 3 status.

This means they are only used when no other options are available and when supported by laboratory sensitivity testing – or exceptionally when all other options have failed.

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