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FOLLOWING Government forecasts on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), vets are being urged to use antibiotics responsibly and maintain high standards of hygiene.

AMR was included on the National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies for the first time, with officials predicting an AMR blood infection outbreak could affect as many as 200,000 people in the UK – potentially killing 80,000.

The risk register document states: “High numbers of deaths could also be expected from other forms of AMR infection.”

The Bella Moss Foundation (BMF), a charity that promotes prudent antimicrobial use and hygiene in human and veter- inary medicine, said vigilance was needed. Two of its clinical advisors have reiterated calls for good hygiene and sensible use of antibiotics.

Tim Nuttall, head of derma- tology at the University of Edin- burgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, said there was genuine concern about returning to a pre-antibiotic era….

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