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AAAP urges members to review new report on antimicrobial use data collection and reporting

25 November 2020, at 4:09pm

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:

“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.