Antimicrobial labelling in Australia: a threat to antimicrobial stewardship?
LY Hardefeldt, JR Gilkerson, H Billman-Jacobe, MA Stevenson, K Thursky, GF Browning, KE Bailey
AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2018
Antimicrobial resistance is a public health emergency, placing veterinary antimicrobial use under growing scrutiny. Antimicrobial stewardship, through appropriate use of antimicrobials, is a response to this threat. The need for antimicrobial stewardship in Australian veterinary practices has had limited investigation. A 2016 survey undertaken to investigate antimicrobial usage patterns by Australian veterinarians found that antimicrobial dose rates were varied and often inappropriate. Doses of procaine penicillin in horses and cattle were often low, with 68% and 90% of respondents, respectively, reporting doses that were unlikely to result in plasma concentrations above minimum inhibitory c..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council through the Centres of Research Excellence program
This research was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council through the Centres of Research Excellence program, grant no. 1079625.