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Responsible use of antibiotics in veterinary practice

Published 29 April 2021 |
This collection provides access to evidence and appropriate resources to support responsible antibiotic use…

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Antimicrobial & antiparasitic use and resistance in British sheep and cattle: a systematic review

M. Hennessey, L. Whatford, S. Payne-Gifford, K.F. Johnson, S. Van Winden, D. Barling and B. Häsler | Preventive Veterinary Medicine | December 2020
The aim of this study was to carry out a systematic review of the use and resistance of antimicrobials and antiparasitics in cattle and sheep production in Britain, to provide an overview of the current situation and to identify any gaps in knowledge…

Changing policy to treat foals with Rhodococcus equi pneumonia in the later course of disease decreases antimicrobial usage without increasing mortality rate

D. Arnold‐Lehna, M. Venner, L.J. Berghaus, R. Berghaus and S. Giguère | Equine Veterinary Journal | July 2020
The objective of this retrospective study was to determine whether targeted treatment of foals with R equi resulted in a decrease in antimicrobial usage without increasing mortality rate…

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Comparative effectiveness of individualised homeopathy and antibiotics in the treatment of bovine clinical mastitis: randomised controlled trial

D. Keller and A. Sundrum | Veterinary Record | April 2018
Mastitis is one of the main reasons for antimicrobial use in dairy production. In the context of concern over anti-microbial resistance, alternative treatments for mastitis, including homeopathy, are becoming increasingly popular, particularly on organic farms…