Recently, Health Canada proposed amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations to address the issue of antimicrobial resistance in the context of veterinary drugs. Included in these proposed amendments is a change in access to products currently used for the prevention of American Foulbrood (AFB), which would require veterinarian approval.
The OBA's submission states:
The OBA strongly recommends a program of surveillance, education and training wih full access to antibiotics. The OBA warns that any restrictive access to antibiotics, such as requiring beekeepers to obtain a prescription from veterinarians, would be counter-productive and harmful to Ontario's already fragile honey bee health and beekeeping industry.
The full submission, including recommendations, can be found here.