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).
|Name||Country||Area of Expertise|
|Ken Steen Pedersen||Denmark||Porcine Health Management|
|Ana Vale||Ireland||Veterinary Microbiology|
|John Elmerdahl Olsen||Denmark||Veterinary Microbiology|
|Enric Marco||Spain||Swine Practice|
|John van der Wielen||Netherlands||Swine Practice|
|Dolf Kümmerlen||Switzerland||Porcine Health Management|
|Magdalena Jacobson||Sweden||Porcine Health Management|
|Laura Boyle||Ireland||Animal Welfare|
|Lazarin Lazarov||Bulgaria||Animal Diseases|
|Elina Aimo-Koivisto||Finland||Clinical Microbiology|
|Helena Ferreira||Belgium||Methodology Task Force Leader|