Edited By: Luca Guardabassi, Lars Jensen and Hilde Kruse
248 pages, ill
This is the first book to offer practical guidelines on the prudent and rational use of antimicrobials in animals. It draws on multidisciplinary expertise to offer independent scientific advice on a controversial area that is crucial to both human health and animal welfare. The earlier general chapters cover issues such as human health risks and the problems of resistance to antimicrobial drugs. The later specific chapters are dedicated to particular groups of animals, and include tables of the drugs of choice to be used to preserve the efficacy of clinically important antimicrobials. Both companion animals and food animals are covered, including aquaculture.
Foreword Preface Table of Contents List of contributors 1. Principles of Prudent and Rational Antimicrobial Use in animals2. Human Health Risks associated with Antimicrobial Use in Animals 3. Antimicrobial Resistance Risk Assessment 4. Clinical Importance of Antimicrobial Drugs in Human Medicine5. Geographical Differences in Regulation, Market Availability and Use of Veterinary Antimicrobial Products 6. Strategies to Minimize the Impact of Antimicrobial Treatment on the Selection of Resistant Bacteria 7. Guidelines for Antimicrobial Use in Swine8. Guidelines for Antimicrobial Use in Poultry9. Guidelines for Antimicrobial Use in Ruminants10. Guidelines for Antimicrobial Use in Horses11. Guidelines for Antimicrobial Use in Dogs and Cats12. Guidelines for Antimicrobial Use in AquacultureAcknowledgements
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