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Title: 

THE STATUS OF ANTIBACTERIAL DRUG USE AND IMPLEMENTATION OF WITHDRAWAL TIME IN TEHRAN PROVINCE DAIRY FARMS

Type: POSTER
Author(s): RASOULI A.*,BAHONAR A.R.,FAGHIHI S.M.
 
 *DEPT. PHARMACOLOGY, FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN
 
Name of Seminar: IRANIAN CONGRESS OF PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY
Type of Seminar:  CONGRESS
Sponsor:  PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY SOCIETY, MASHHAD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
Date:  2007Volume 18
 
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: The present study was carried out in Tehran dairies due to the potential risks to human health from the use of antibacterial drugs in food animals.
Methods: Tehran province was divided into four regions: East (Damavand), South-East (Varamin and Shae-e-Rey), South-West (Shariar and Islamshar) and West (Karaj and Savojbolagh) and randomly 120 farms (45% of total dairy farms) were studied. Through filling a questionnaire in the farms some data were collected concerning the status of antibacterial drug use including the name of drugs and the policy of their prescription as well as how well the withholding time were observed. Then the data formulated as percent in four regions.
Results: The result showed that penicillin G + streptomycin (3+3) and oxytetracycline were used in a large number of farms. Some banned drugs such as chloramphenicol, of course in a small number of farms, were used, too. It was also shown that in 25% of farms the milk of treated cows with antibacterial drugs were collected and sent for human use without observing the withholding period. Moreover, in 70% of dairies, in the case of failure of the antibacterial therapy, treated animals were immediately slaughtered and their meats were sent to the market for human consumption. In 47.5%, the order for drug prescription was done by non-veterinarian personnel.
Conclusion: This study indicates that there is unawareness or at least insufficient understanding of farm workers in Tehran dairies concerning the antibacterial drug use and public health and more attention is needed with regard to proper and responsible use of antibacterial drugs.

 
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