A further decrease in the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics in Austrian dairy cows is necessary
Today’s European Antibiotic Awareness Day demonstrates the necessity of the responsible use of antimicrobial substances in both humans and animals to prevent antibiotic resistance. A study on the use of antibiotics on Austrian dairy farms by the Institute of Veterinary Public Health at Vetmeduni Vienna showed that dairy cattle are less frequently treated with antibiotics than pigs and poultry. The use of broad-spectrum antibiotics such as cephalosporins should nevertheless be reduced to avoid resistance to these important human antibiotics. The study was published in the Berliner and Münchner Tierärztlichen Wochenschrift. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)
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