New STAR (Stop and Think, are Antibiotics Required?) toolkits have been distributed to Vets4Pets and Companion Care surgeries across the UK in a bid to challenge established prescribing behaviours and promote best practice for antibiotic use.
The toolkit, which is being supported by Bayer, looks at four key areas of support – antibiotics husbandry, antibiotics reporting and benchmarking, hand hygiene and client education.
It follows the lead of livestock vets and the NHS in promoting responsible antibiotic use, and effective hygiene and disinfection measures.
Read the Vet Times article here.