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Guidelines on good antibiotic practice

The guidelines describe diagnostics, handling of antibiotic treatment and how to prevent diarrhoea in finishers, and much more.
Støtte af Fødevareministeret og EU

”Use antibiotiocs as little as possible, but as often as necessary”

It is crucial that antibiotics for the treatment of animals are used appropriately and responsibly, thereby ensuring effective treatment with the least amount of antibiotics possible. The purpose of antibiotic treatment of pigs is to safeguard the pigs’ health and well-being.

The purpose of this manual is to gather all the relevant knowledge and experience related to reducing the requirement for antibiotics and to present this information in an easily accessible and practical manner. The manual is written by a group of pig experts consisting of pig veterinarians, local pig production advisors and employees from Danish Pig Research Centre.

The group decided to focus primarily on diarrhoea in weaners and finishers, since this is where we find the greatest use of antibiotics in pigs. The principle was: “Use antibiotics as little as possible, but as often as necessary”. A series of instructions (fact sheets) were drawn up to be used as a tool in the prevention of diarrhoea outbreaks. In case of disease outbreaks, the herd vet decides whether antibiotic treatment is necessary and, if so, which drug and dose to administer.

The group hopes that the material will be a helpful tool for farmers, staff and advisors in their efforts to reduce antibiotic use on their farms.

Guidelines on Good Antibiotic Practice will undergo routine updates as farmers, vets and advisors gain more experience in reducing the consumption of antibiotics. The Guidelines are available in Danish, English and Russian.

Download the entire set of guidelines by clicking on the pictures below. 

Prevention of diarrhoea in weaners
and finishers
Предотвращение диареи у
поросят и откормочных свиней
- Clean pig facility - Чистый свинарник
- Dry and warm pig facility - Сухой и теплый свинарник
- Cleaning of water pipes - Очистка водопроводных труб
- Supply of water and feed - Требования к подаче воды и кормов
- Feed and diarrhoea - Кормовые смеси и диарея
- Preventive steps against diarrhoea Превентивные меры против диареи
- Changing diets without diarrhoea
- Смена кормов без диареи
 - - Кормогигиена в свинарнике
- On-farm feed hygiene Кормогигиена в кормотранспортере
- Daily routines - Рутинные повседневные операции
  в станках и секциях
- Thermal environment for the smallest
- Микроклимат для поросят-
- Transfer and sorting of weaners Размещение и сортировка поросят
- Hospital pens Реабилитационные станки


Diagnostic and management
of antibiotic treatment
Диагностика и управление
- How to diagnose diarrhoea Диагностика диареи
- Instructions in injection technique - Инструкция по выполнению инъекций
- Correct dosing of antibiotics Правильная дозировка антибиотиков
- Stock solution of antibiotics - Исходный раствор антибиотика
- Administering antibiotics in drinking
Использование антибиотиков в
  питьевой воде
- Administering antibiotics in liquid feed - Использование антибиотиков в
  жидких кормах
- Administering antibiotics in dry feed Использование антибиотиков в
  сухих кормах
- ADD - Average Daily Dose ADD - средняя суточная доза
- Yellow card for high antibiotic use - Желтая карточка за превышение
  дозы антибиотика
- Antibiotics and pick-up for slaughter - Антибиотики и отправка на убой