[Risk factors for the oral use of antibiotics and animal treatment incidence of weaners in Switzerland].

Hirsiger, P; Malik, J; Kommerlen, D; Vidondo Curras, Beatriz; Arnold, C; Harisberger, M; Spring, P; Sidler, X (2015). [Risk factors for the oral use of antibiotics and animal treatment incidence of weaners in Switzerland]. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 157(12), pp. 682-688. Huber 10.17236/SAT00046

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In the present study, risk factors for the use of oral antibiotics in weaned piglets were collected on 112 pig farms by a personal questionaire. The most common indication for an antibiotic group therapy was diarrhoea, and the most frequently used antibiotic was Colistin. On average, 27.33 daily doses in the control farms and 387.21 daily doses in the problem farms per 1000 weaners were administered on a given day. The significant risk factors in the multivariate model were poor hygiene in the water supply of suckling piglets, less than two doses ofprestarter feed daily, lack of an all-in-and-all-out production system in weaners, no herd book performance data analysis, and less than two of the legally prescribed veterinary visits per year. Furthermore, the treatment incidence of weaners for oral antibiotics was calculated on the basis of the drug inventory. This study provides evidence that the use of oral antibiotics in weaners can be reduced by interventions in hygiene and management.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Veterinary Public Health / Herd Health Management
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Public Health Institute
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH)

UniBE Contributor:

Vidondo Curras, Beatriz

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 310 Statistics
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

0036-7281

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Beatriz Vidondo Curras

Date Deposited:

07 Jun 2016 13:27

Last Modified:

13 Sep 2017 17:12

Publisher DOI:

10.17236/SAT00046

PubMed ID:

26891574

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.80908

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/80908

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