Reducing antimicrobial use in poultry farming

How to reduce the use of antimicrobial treatments in poultry in order to fight the spread of antimicrobial resistance?


The Focus Group is ongoing.


Tasks:

  • Identify innovative hygienic and treatment practices (housing systems, feeding, heating, etc.) in order to reduce or even stop the use of antimicrobials.
  • Make an inventory of specific alternatives to antimicrobials including vaccination, feeding approaches and breeding. Document good practices.
  • Analyse the economic implications (cost-benefit, risk, investment needs) of these alternative practices. Identify the financial parameters needed to evaluate and compare the economics of existing strategies and innovative solutions to reducing the use of antimicrobials.
  • Propose potential innovative actions and ideas for Operational Groups in order to develop and explore (integrated) strategies to reduce the use of antimicrobials and protect health and welfare of livestock.
  • Identify needs from practice and possible knowledge gaps which could be solved by further research.
  • List good practices on how to change attitudes, habits and the human behaviour of farmers, agri-advisers and veterinarians and also on how to improve the dissemination of information.

Results:


Other information:


Focus Group members:

Surname, first name
Profession
Country
Jansson, Désirée
Researcher
Sweden
Lévêque, Gérard
Industry
France
Hamina, Hanna
Representative of an NGO
Finland
Sparks, Nicholas
Researcher
United Kingdom
Cerdà-Cuéllar, Marta
Researcher
Spain
Gefeller, Eva-Maria
Other
Germany
Hardy, Margaret
Other
United Kingdom
Koopman, Rik
Industry
Netherlands
Scerri, Karl
Farmer
Malta
Delezie, Evelyne
Researcher
Belgium
Ribó Arboledas, Oriol
Adviser
Switzerland
Suojala, Leena
Researcher
Finland
Molteni, Roberto
Civil servant
Italy
Kreyenbühl, Karin
Other
Switzerland
Guarino Amato, Monica
Researcher
Italy
Roque, Bruno
Industry
Portugal
Petkevičius, Saulius
Industry
Latvia
Harmandjiev, Philip
Farmer
Bulgaria
Molnar, Daniel
Industry
Hungary
Christensen, Laurids Siig
Researcher
Denmark
Facilitation team
Garcia Manzanilla, Edgar
Coordinating expert
Ireland
Gätje, Emilie
Task manager
Germany
Schreuder, Remco
Backup
Netherlands

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EIP-AGRI related videos:

  • AGRI challenge: Reducing antimicrobial use in poultry farming