265 Research paper – Litt – 2017 – Reduction of antibiotics use in foie gras production _ Actual uses and risks factors associatedClick here for resource
In Significant Impact Groups:
AMU reduction strategies \ Monitoring and surveillance Antibiotic use Biosecurity
Species targeted: Poultry;
Age: Not stated;
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A survey aiming to reduce antibiotics use in poultry farming for foie gras production was conducted in 70 breeding lots. This study revealed a lot of risky practices (at least one other poultry farm in the vicinity for 60% of cases, multi-ages on the same site for nearly ¾ of farms, multi-species in 1 case out of 10, low use of sanitary huts, …). With 31% of the batches receiving at least one treatment and Antibiotic Treatment Frequency Indexes lower than 0.3 (0-21 days and 0-12 weeks), antimicrobial use was low. No critical antibiotics have been used to treat the animals followed during the study. Factors associated with antibiotic treatments focus on hygiene and biosafety precautions, vaccination and water quality. Since biosafety is at the heart of current developments for this production, the future evolution of breeding systems should naturally have a favorable effect on the decline in antibiotics use.