Consumption of antimicrobials in livestock in Germany - the pilot study "VetCAb"

Merle, R.; Ottilie, H.; Käsbohrer, A.; Kreienbrock, L.;

As in several other European countries, data on the consumption of antimicrobials in animal husbandry shall be continuously collected in Germany. To take into account national legislation, a national route for data collection needed to be developed. To achieve this, during the years 2007 and 2008 a feasibility study was conducted where different routes of data collection were evaluated. On the basis of these results, a pilot study was started with the aim to collect representative data. During 2011/2012 data are collected in both, animal holdings and veterinary surgeries on the antimicrobials used. A representative sample is collected in 8 provincial districts distributed over Germany and ensuring representativeness for the country.

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Merle, R. / Ottilie, H. / Käsbohrer, A. / et al: Consumption of antimicrobials in livestock in Germany - the pilot study "VetCAb". 2011.

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