A new study highlights that veterinary advice can substantially reduce AMU without compromising flock health and productivity
A study entitled ‘Reducing antimicrobial usage in small-scale chicken farms in Vietnam: A 3-year intervention study’ has been recently published in Frontiers of Veterinary Science Journal. The study, lead by scientist Doan Hoang Phu, shows the final results of the ViParc intervention, based on the provision of veterinary advice to chicken farmers in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The quantities of antimicrobials used by farmers were reduced in 66%. In addition, flock mortality decreased by 40% and chicken bodyweight increased by 100 g from the baseline. Our findings demonstrate the provision of veterinary advice can achieve substantial reductions in AMU in small-scale production systems without compromising flock health and productivity
The original publication can be accessed here.