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.
SAVI is participating in a series of technical working sessions with Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS) personnel representing the Government of Canada to ensure that AMU metrics are consistent and standardized with domestic and international standards as well as other AMR/AMU surveillance initiatives nationwide.
SAVI is working closely with data providers, such as Poultry Health Services and Prairie Swine Health Services, to pilot the secure and confidential transfer of data, assess the utility of various analyses and reports, and refine our database structure and architecture.
SAVI continues to collaborate and support personnel from the Université de Montréal working on the Feasibility Study for an AMU Monitoring System in Quebec, an initiative investigating various technical and collaborative aspects that underpin effective AMU surveillance.
SAVI has engaged with the National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council (NFAHWC) to determine areas of mutual support and collaboration in order to expand the reach of SAVI aims and messaging.
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SAVI Series Video – Dr. Tye Perrett
Dr. Tye Perrett is the Managing Partner at Feedlot Health Management Services in Alberta, Canada. In this SAVI series video Dr. Perrett answers questions pertaining to antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial usage in Canada’s beef industry.

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