Guide to Antimicrobial Use in Animals

Guide to Antimicrobial Use in Animals

Editor(s): Luca Guardabassi, Lars B. Jensen, Hilde Kruse

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405150798

Online ISBN: 9781444302639

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302639

About this Book

The first book to offer practical guidelines on the prudent and rational use of antimicrobials in animals. Drawing on multidisciplinary expertise to offer independent scientific advice on a controversial area that is crucial to both human health and animal welfare. The earlier general chapters cover issues such as human health risks and the problems of resistance to antimicrobial drugs. The later specific chapters are dedicated to particular groups of animals.


  • Has an emphasis on preserving the efficacy of antimicrobial drugs that are clinically important in human medicine



  • Covers both companion animals and food animals, including aquaculture



  • Suitable for veterinary practitioners working in small and large animal medicine, aquaculture and animal production, as well as veterinary students, academics and researchers. It will also be of interest to those more generally involved in veterinary public health and antimicrobial resistance.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 2

      Human Health Risks Associated with Antimicrobial Use in Animals (pages 13–26)

      Lars B. Jensen, Frederick J. Angulo, Kåre Mølbak and Henrik C. Wegener

    3. Chapter 7

      Guidelines for Antimicrobial Use in Swine (pages 102–125)

      David G. S. Burch, C. Oliver Duran and Frank M. Aarestrup

    4. Chapter 9

      Guidelines for Antimicrobial Use in Cattle (pages 143–160)

      Peter D. Constable, Satu Pyörälä and Geoffrey W. Smith

    5. Chapter 10

      Guidelines for Antimicrobial Use in Horses (pages 161–182)

      J. Scott Weese, Keith Edward Baptiste, Viveca Baverud and Pierre-Louis Toutain

    6. Chapter 11

      Guidelines for Antimicrobial Use in Dogs and Cats (pages 183–206)

      Luca Guardabassi, Geoffrey A. Houser, Linda A. Frank and Mark G. Papich

    7. Chapter 12

      Guidelines for Antimicrobial Use in Aquaculture (pages 207–218)

      Peter R. Smith, Alain Le Breton, Tor Einar Horsberg and Flavio Corsin

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