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Veterinary Prescription Practices Survey


Colorado State University (CSU) and the Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (CO CoE) have partnered to conduct an assessment of veterinary prescription practices, perceptions, and factors influencing usage of antimicrobial drugs. The short, 15-minute online survey is targeted to veterinarians representing food animal production (beef, pork, and poultry). The survey includes species-specific case scenarios and background questions. Respondents are asked their willingness to maintain a six-week prescription diary. All responses will be kept confidential.

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Background

The mitigation of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) microorganisms is arguably one of the most important challenges facing public health and food safety. Although significant strides aimed to reduce the use of clinically important antimicrobial drugs (AMD) have commenced, there is a lack of critical information regarding veterinary prescription practices, veterinary perceptions of antimicrobial use policies, and motivating factors influencing AMD usage. AMR is a complex issue involving a plethora of dynamic social, political, and economical factors. Given the rapidly evolving landscape surrounding use of AMD in animals, generation of usage data and an assessment of veterinary perceptions and attitudes regarding AMD use is imperative for directing the development of effective trainings, tools and other resources for veterinarians aimed at preventing antibiotic resistance and promoting antibiotic stewardship. Moreover, baseline data on veterinary prescription practices will provide a metric by which future trainings, tools, and interventions can be assessed.

Partners

Colorado State University

  • Dr. Paul Morley, PhD, DVM, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Dr. Keith Belk, PhD, Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Jennifer Martin, PhD, Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences

Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (CO CoE)

  • ​Dr. Elaine Scallan, PhD, Co-Director Colorado CoE, Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health
  • Primary Contact: Dan Taylor, DVM, PhD candidate, Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health, daniel.d.taylor@ucdenver.edu

The survey was developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (CDC NCEZID), the Minnesota Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (MN CoE), and the Tennessee Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence (TN CoE).

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