Antimicrobial prescribing guidelines for dairy cattle

10 Jan 2022

We are pleased to announce the Antimicrobial prescribing guidelines for dairy cattle are now available.  This is a joint project funded by AVA and Animal Medicines Australia, with additional support from Dairy Australia. 

We are immensely grateful to the expert panel of veterinarians who have provided their significant expertise to ensure this is a world-class document, which will greatly assist in the global fight against AMR, and safeguard the profession's ongoing access to antimicrobials. 

Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidelines for Pigs were completed in 2019.  Poultry and Sheep Guidelines were completed in 2020. Feedlot Guidelines are in the final stages of development and should be available soon.  Beef cattle and Horses Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidelines will  follow later this year. 

Other AMR resources are available here: Australian Veterinary Association | AMR Resources (