Assessing knowledge, attitude, and practices of veterinarians towards antimicrobial use and stewardship as drivers of inappropriate use in Abuja, Nigeria

  21 December 2021

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has recently gained worldwide recognition, as the emergence of multidrug resistant organisms has led to increased mortality and economic burden. This study aimed to assess knowledge, attitudes, and practices of veterinarians towards rational antimicrobial prescribing and identify factors influencing use.

Most respondents referred to the veterinary formulary (VF) when in doubt of the appropriate antimicrobial agent to administer. We recommend that the VF be updated following the WHO list of critically-important-antimicrobials (CIA) and veterinarians educated not to use these CIAs in the treatment of food animals.

Further reading: One Health Outlook
Author(s): Mabel Kamweli Aworh, Jacob Kwada Paghi Kwaga and Emmanuel Chukwudi Okolocha
Healthy Animals  


Unrestricted financial support by:

Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition


JSS University


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