Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

ISSN: 2472-1212

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  • Research Article
    Antibiotic Practices and Factors Influencing the Use of Antibiotics in Selected Poultry Farms in Ghana
    Author(s): Boamah VE, Agyare C, Odoi H and Dalsgaard ABoamah VE, Agyare C, Odoi H and Dalsgaard A

    Many of the antibiotics employed in animal production also serve as essential medicines for use in humans. However, only a handful of studies address antibiotic use in animal husbandry in Ghana. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of essential antibiotics in poultry production in Ghana and to assess factors influencing farmers’ choice of antibiotics for use on their farms. A cross-sectional survey using questionnaires and semistructured interviews was conducted among 400 poultry farms in the Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo and Greater Accra regions of Ghana. Data was analysed using IBM SPSS and Microsoft Excel. Multivariate analyses were used to evaluate correlations between farm variables and the dependency of antibiotic use on internal and external farm characteristics. Farmers reported the use of 35 different antimicrobial agents for management .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2472-1212.1000120

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