Prospective study on quantitative and qualitative antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory drug use in white veal calves

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OBJECTIVES: To document and quantify drug use in white veal calves, an intensive livestock production system where multidrug resistance is abundantly present. METHODS: Drug consumption data were prospectively collected on 15 white veal production cohorts (n = 5853 calves) in Belgium (2007-09). Treatment incidences (TIs) based on animal defined daily dose (ADD), prescribed daily dose (PDD) and used daily dose (UDD) were calculated. Risk factors were identified by linear regression. RESULTS: The average TI(ADD) of antimicrobial treatments was 416.8 ADD per 1000 animals at risk. Predominantly,…

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