Antimicrobial drug use and reason for treatment in 203 western Canadian cow-calf herds during calving season.

@article{Gow2009AntimicrobialDU,
  title={Antimicrobial drug use and reason for treatment in 203 western Canadian cow-calf herds during calving season.},
  author={Sheryl P. Gow and Cheryl L. Waldner},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={90 1-2},
  pages={55-65}
}
Investigators examined antimicrobial drug use practices and reason for treatment as part of a large on-farm observational study of cow-calf herds from western Canada. Reason for treatment and antimicrobial drug use (AMU) were described using data collected during the calving season (January 1 to June 30, 2002). The study included 28,573 calves and 36,634 cows and heifers from 203 beef herds. All herds had more than 50 cows. Individual animal treatment records and a herd-level standardized… CONTINUE READING