Journal article

Cross-sectional study of antimicrobials used for surgical prophylaxis by bovine veterinary practitioners in Australia

Laura Y Hardefeldt, Glenn F Browning, Karin A Thursky, James R Gilkerson, Helen Billman-Jacobe, Mark A Stevenson, Kirsten E Bailey

VETERINARY RECORD | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2017

Abstract

Antimicrobials are widely used in veterinary practices, but there has been no investigation of antimicrobial classes used or the appropriateness of their use in bovine practice. This study investigated antimicrobial use for surgical prophylaxis in bovine practice in Australia. A cross-sectional study of veterinarian antimicrobial usage patterns was conducted using an online questionnaire. Information solicited included respondent's details, the frequency with which antimicrobials were used for specific surgical conditions (including the dose, timing and duration of therapy) and details of practice antimicrobial use policies and sources of information about antimicrobials. In total, 212 membe..

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