Journal article

Survey of veterinary prescribing for poultry disease

HK Crabb, LY Hardefeldt, KE Bailey, H Billman-Jacobe, JR Gilkerson, GF Browning

Australian Veterinary Journal | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: To enable better antimicrobial stewardship, it is important to know what the patterns of prescribing behaviour are and what diseases or reasons antibiotics are being prescribed. A prescribing guideline (i.e. recommended best practice for writing prescriptions) developed by the Australian poultry veterinarians exists. However, it is not a prescribing guideline detailing treatments for the commonly observed bacterial diseases in commercial poultry. METHODS: An online survey was deployed to all registered veterinarians and members of the Australian Veterinary Poultry Association to identify prescribing behaviours for the most frequently observed bacterial diseases of poultry. RESULT..

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