Chapter 1. Principles of Prudent and Rational Use of Antimicrobials in Animals

  1. Luca Guardabassi1,
  2. Lars B. Jensen2 and
  3. Hilde Kruse3
  1. Luca Guardabassi1 and
  2. Hilde Kruse3

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302639.ch1

Guide to Antimicrobial Use in Animals

Guide to Antimicrobial Use in Animals

How to Cite

Guardabassi, L. and Kruse, H. (2008) Principles of Prudent and Rational Use of Antimicrobials in Animals, in Guide to Antimicrobial Use in Animals (eds L. Guardabassi, L. B. Jensen and H. Kruse), Blackwell Publishing, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302639.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  2. 2

    National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

  3. 3

    Department for Health Surveillance, National Veterinary Institute, Norway

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  2. 3

    Department for Health Surveillance, National Veterinary Institute, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405150798

Online ISBN: 9781444302639

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Keywords:

  • infectious diseases - major threat to human and animal health;
  • resistance - natural and unavoidable consequence of antimicrobial use;
  • intrinsic selective properties and lesser antimicrobial efficacy in bacterial infections;
  • guide to antimicrobial use in animals;
  • prudent and rational antimicrobial use;
  • Swann report - antibiotics in animal husbandry and veterinary medicine in Great Britain;
  • Codex Alimentarius - body under FAO and WHO auspices;
  • disease prevention tool for reducing antimicrobial use;
  • appropriate antimicrobial product and administration route;
  • shifting from general principles to practice guidelines

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Antimicrobial use in animals

  • History of prudent antimicrobial use

  • Prudent and rational antimicrobial use: global approach and basic principles

  • The need to shift from general principles to practice guidelines

  • References