354 Research paper – Poizat – 2017 – Antibiotic use by farmers to control mastitis as influenced by health advice and dairy farming systems

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354 Research paper – Poizat – 2017 – Antibiotic use by farmers to control mastitis as influenced by health advice and dairy farming systems

In Significant Impact Groups:
Prudent use AB \ Farmer AMU reduction strategies
Species targeted: Dairy;
Age: Adult;
Summary:
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Country: FR
A French survey of 51 dairy farms showed that the advisory relationships between farmers and farm advisors and between farmers and veterinarians influenced the implementation of selective dry cow therapy, but had very little effect on the use of alternative medicines by farmers, who were more willing to experiment alternative medicines than their advisors. The dairy farming system had very little influence on antibiotic use: some misuse of antibiotics was found whatever the farming system. Systematic dry cow therapy was also a widespread habit in all dairy farming systems except organic. The use of alternative medicine was common in all farming systems.