AAAP urges members to review new report on antimicrobial use data collection and reporting
The American Association of Avian Pathologists is urging members and other poultry health professionals to access a new scientific report, “Antimicrobial Use Data Collection and Reporting,” published by Zoonoses and Public Health.
The 123-page publication includes eight original articles, two of which are specific to poultry:
- Estimates of on‐farm antimicrobial usage in broiler chicken production in the United States, 2013–2017, (Randall S. Singer, Leah J. Porter, Nora F. D. Schrag, Peter R. Davies, Michael D. Apley, Kathe Bjork) and
- Estimates of on‐farm antimicrobial usage in turkey production in the United States, 2013–2017, (Randall S. Singer, Leah J. Porter, Nora F. D. Schrag, Peter R. Davies, Michael D. Apley, Kathe Bjork).
“Data-collection approaches and challenges differed for each animal species, but we all succeeded in these pilot projects to create a system for gathering on-farm antimicrobial use data,” said Randall Singer, DVM, PhD, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Minnesota and the lead author of the two poultry articles.
“I’m particularly proud of the poultry effort, where companies producing almost 90% of US broiler chicken and almost 70% of US turkey voluntarily participated.”
The publication’s release coincides with World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, November 18-24, 2020. A digital version of the report is available here.
The majority of the research for this project was funded by the Food and Drug Administration as part of a larger effort to form and nurture public-private partnerships in the US in order to advance responsible use and stewardship of antimicrobials.
Posted on November 18, 2020