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8 Feb 2023

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance among poultry farmers in urban and peri-urban areas of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Poultry drugs

Increased use of antibiotics in livestock is a public health concern, as it poses risks of antibiotic residues and antibiotic-resistant pathogens entering the food chains and infecting humans. A new study in the January 2023 issue of Antibiotics has examined the knowledge, attitudes and practices of poultry farmers on the use of antibiotics in urban and peri-urban areas of Ouagadougou.

5 Jan 2023

Antibiotic use by poultry farmers in Kiambu County, Kenya: exploring practices and drivers of potential overuse

Chickens on a poultry farm in Kiambu County, Kenya

Antibiotic resistance is a global concern threatening achievements in health care since the discovery of antibiotics. In Kenya, this topic remains understudied in a context of rising demand for livestock products, intensification and the concomitant increase in antibiotic use. To shed light on this topic, a new study in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (Jan 2023) has investigated the drivers and practices of antibiotic use in poultry farming in Kiambu County, Kenya.

7 Nov 2022

New project seeks to improve farm-level antimicrobial use in Senegal through a One Health approach

Poultry production in Senegal (photo credit: ILRI/Pape Faye)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has launched a new project, Selecting efficient farm-level antimicrobial stewardship interventions from a One Health perspective, that will use a One Health approach to assess which farm-level antimicrobial use interventions are most efficient to prevent the development and transmission of antimicrobial resistance in poultry in Senegal.