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Veterinary Practice Guidelines for Antimicrobial Use in Post Weaning Diarrhea in Pigs

Rationale: Treatment of diarrhea in pigs post weaning is the number one reason for antibiotic use in the pig industry and therefore a major cause of antibiotic consumption in animals globally. The ban of antibiotic growth-promotors and use of medical zinc will probably increase the need for treatment additionally in years to come. Post weaning diarrhea has a multifactorial etiology including different bacterial and virus infections. In addition, non-infections causes of diarrhea exist. This make prober diagnostics, selection of antibiotic substance, route of administration, dose and length of treatment very important to secure a prudent use of antibiotics for treatment of diarrhea. These elements need to be addressed in a guideline on Antimicrobial Use in Post Weaning Diarrhea in Pigs.

Target audience: European veterinary practitioners

For the drafting group we are looking for veterinary epidemiologists

The European Veterinary practice guidelines on antimicrobial use for post weaning diarrhea in pigs will be a joint ENOVAT/ESGVM set of guidelines and the drafting group is chaired by Ken Steen Pedersen (chair) and Ana Vale (co-chair).

If you are interested in joining please contact Ken (ken@sund.ku.dk) and Ana (ana.vale@ucd.ie).

Members

NameCountryAffiliationDisciplineE-mail
Ken Steen PedersenDenmarkUniversity of CopenhagenPorcine Health Managementken@sund.ku.dk
Ana P. ValeIrelandUniversity College DublinVeterinary Microbiologyana.vale@ucd.ie
John Elmerdahl OlsenDenmarkUniversity of CopenhagenBacteriology 
Ronette GehringHollandUtrecht UniversityPharmacology 
Jeroen DewulfBelgiumGhent UniversityEpidemiology 
Enric MarcoSpainMarco vetgrupSwine practice 
John van der WielenHollandDeVarkenspraktijkSwine practice 
Dolf KümmerlenSwitzerlandVetsuisse-Fakultät Universität ZürichPorcine Health Management 
Magdalena JacobsonSwedenSwedish University of Agricultural SciencesPorcine Health Management 
Laura BoyleIrelandTeagascAnimal Welfare 
Josef KamphuesGermanyUniversity of Veterinary Medicine HannoverNutrition