A new study conducted by Vayouly Vidhamaly, Konnie Bellingham, Paul N Newton and Céline Caillet and published in the BMJ Journals shows that substandard and falsified veterinary medicines affect animal health, agricultural production and food security and will influence antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in both animals and humans. 

According to the authors, the data suggest that substandard and falsified veterinary products are likely to be a serious animal and public health problem that has received limited attention. However, few studies of substandard and falsified veterinary medicines are available and are geographically restricted. Therefore, the study highlights the need for more research, with robust methodology, to better inform policy and implement measures to assure the quality of veterinary medicines within supply chains. 

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