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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 (vavvet@gmail.com ).

Members

Name

Country

Affiliation

Discipline

E-mail

Ken Steen Pedersen

Denmark

University of Copenhagen

Porcine Health Management

ken@sund.ku.dk

Ana P. Vale

Ireland

IT Sligo/ University College Dublin

Veterinary Microbiology

vavvet@gmail.com

John Elmerdahl Olsen

Denmark

University of Copenhagen

Bacteriology

 

Ronette Gehring

Holland

Utrecht University

Pharmacology

 

Jeroen Dewulf

Belgium

Ghent University

Epidemiology

 

Enric Marco

Spain

Marco vetgrup

Swine practice

 

John van der Wielen

Holland

DeVarkenspraktijk

Swine practice

 

Dolf Kümmerlen

Switzerland

Vetsuisse-Fakultät Universität Zürich

 

Porcine Health Management

 

Magdalena Jacobson

Sweden

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Porcine Health Management

 

Laura Boyle

Ireland

Teagasc

Animal Welfare

 

Josef Kamphues

Germany

University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover

Nutrition