Judicious Use of Antimicrobials

SB 27 (Hill) takes effect in 2018 and brings changes to the law which affect the way antimicrobial drugs are used in livestock. This includes a requirement that all antimicrobials be obtained by veterinary prescription or veterinary feed directive pursuant to a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship. It also includes restrictions on the way antimicrobials may be used.

SB 361 (Hill) also takes effect in 2018 and requires all California licensed veterinarians to obtain one unit of continuing education on the judicious use of antimicrobials as a condition of license renewal.

Below are resources for veterinary professionals to assist with compliance.

  1. Senate Bill 27
    1. SB 27 – Livestock : use of antimicrobial drugs
    2. Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship Program (CDFA)
    3. CDFA Proposed Regs
    4. FDA Guidance for Industry #152 with Appendix A
    5. SB 27 Comparison Table
  2. Continuing Education Requirement for Veterinarians
    1. SB 361 – Antimicrobial stewardship: education and policies.
    2. VMB CE Notice
    3. CE sources
      1. Classroom (Pacific Veterinary Conference)
      2. Webinar (TBD)
  3. Veterinary Feed Directive Resources
  4. Veterinarian/Client/Patient/Relationship Resources
    1. CCR 16, Section 2032.1
  5. Prescription Resources
    1. CCR 16, Section 2032.2
    2. AMDUCA Resources
      1. Prohibited Drugs in Food Animals (CFR 530.41)
      2. Extralabel Use and Antimicrobials
  6. Articles
    1. Back to the Future: Backyard Chickens (March/April 2016 CV)
    2. What’s the Buzz About Bees? (March/April 2017 CV)
    3. Antibiotic Use in California Livestock: SB 27 Changes (July/Aug 2017 CV)
    4. Livestock Antibiotic Rules for California (Jan/Feb 2018 CV)


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