[AntibioticScout.ch: Decision support for the prudent use of antimicrobials: Application in cattle].

Peter, R; Müntener, C; Demuth, D; Heim, D; Stucki, F; Mevissen, Meike; Gerspach, C; Kaske, M; Steiner, Adrian; Meylan, Mireille; Bodmer, Michèle; Schüpbach-Regula, G; Feldmann, M; Naegeli, H (2018). [AntibioticScout.ch: Decision support for the prudent use of antimicrobials: Application in cattle]. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 160(4), pp. 219-226. GST 10.17236/sat00154

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INTRODUCTION The administration of antibiotics in livestock has been criticized for many years, in particular because of an inappropriate use and the appearance of antibiotic residues in the environment, which can promote the emergence and spread of resistant bacteria. However, antibiotics are essential for the successful and sustainable control of bacterial pathogens. With the aim of optimizing the use of antibiotics in food animals and minimizing the prevalence of resistant bacteria, AntibioticScout. ch provides a decision aid for the prudent use of antimicrobial drugs. This approach emphasizes the importance of supportive therapy and the hallmarks of preventive concepts. Procedures to improve animal health and animal welfare in accordance with the principles of good veterinary practice are primary and effective tools to reduce the use of antimicrobial drugs. The necessary reduction in the use of antibiotics must, therefore, be accompanied by appropriate management strategies in animal husbandry. In particular, hygiene, animal welfare and biosecurity measures are crucial to ensure an optimal health status in farm animals.

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05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Clinic for Ruminants
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Other Institutions > Office of the Dean

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Mevissen, Meike; Steiner, Adrian; Meylan, Mireille and Bodmer, Michèle


600 Technology > 630 Agriculture
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health








Nathalie Viviane Zollinger

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30 May 2018 15:37

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30 May 2018 15:37

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

Antibiotikaresistenz Entscheidungshilfe Nutztiere Prävention Rind antibiotic resistance antimicrobial agents antimikrobielle Wirkstoffe cattle decision support livestock prevention



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