Chief Provincial Veterinarian to deliver presentation on new antimicrobial regulations for livestock producers

Glen Park Hall hosting special presentation on new regulations for antimicrobial products

The concern is growing among livestock producers about new regulations being put in place next month when it comes to the prices of antibiotics.

Starting December 1 farm supply stores will only fill prescriptions if a pharmacist is available and farm producers will have to buy medically important antibiotics from veterinarians.

Dr. Keith Lehman is the Chief Provincial Veterinarian and he tells The One News he understands the concern but believes the new regulations will help.

"There is growing pressure also from a market perspective, and whether that's international markets starting to put demands on how we raise our products or whether its international organizations and standard-setting bodies like the World Health Organization that are also seeing this as a significant issue and starting to make some demands on how these products are used in livestock production" says Lehman.

Dr. Lehman will be in Leduc County today to give a presentation on the new regulations from 7-9pm at Glen Park Hall located at 49004- Range Road 274 in Leduc County.  (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)

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