Understanding farmers’ and veterinarians’ behavior in relation to antimicrobial use and resistance in dairy cattle: A systematic review

  19 February 2021

To tackle antimicrobial resistance, it is vital that farmers’ and veterinarians’ antimicrobial use behaviors and attitudes toward resistance are understood so that we can identify how beliefs and motives influence practices. Current literature details qualitative and quantitative research that explores the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of dairy farmers and veterinarians with respect to antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial practices, and the reported findings are varied and conflicting. Our objective was to conduct a systematic review to assess the evidence and knowledge gaps in the published literature. We identified articles via database searches of Embase, Medline, PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science; we limited findings to published articles available in English with no publication year restrictions.


Further reading: Journal of Dairy Science
Author(s): S. Farrell C. McKernan T. Benson C. Elliott M. Dean
Healthy Animals   Secure Foods  


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Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition


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