SAVI: The Stewardship of Antimicrobials
by Veterinarians Initiative
SAVI Updates
The following updates provide a snapshot of whom the
SAVI team has been working with and what we have
been working on.
On Thursday, August 26th, SAVI was invited to update frontline veterinarians on project progress at a meeting of the Ontario Association of Poultry Veterinarians (OAPV). SAVI is committed to working with organizations and associations at the producer and veterinary levels in order to increase awareness of AMU/AMR and provide opportunities for involvement in pilot data collection activities.

On Tuesday, August 31st , the National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council (NFAHWC) AMR/AMU committee heard from the SAVI project team on recent activities and upcoming plans for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. SAVI is dedicated towards collaborating across the sector with other AMR/AMU guidance and surveillance initiatives in order to best utilize project resources efficiently and avoid redundancy.

As part of ongoing efforts to obtain AMU data within the beef feedlot sector, SAVI has been exploring the use of outputs from feed micromachines in conjunction with United Farmers of Alberta, selected beef veterinary clinics and participating producers. Key to sustainability and cost-effectiveness of surveillance regimes is the prioritization of electronic data in order to minimize ongoing data collection costs.

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