4. Antibiotic prescription – description and drivers
Published 29 April 2021 | Updated 25 May 2023
Reducing antibiotic use requires not only that we consider the disease to be treated but also the human factors that influence veterinary surgeons’ decisions to prescribe antibiotics. This is an area that is now receiving increasing attention in the published literature.
De Briyne, N. (2013) Factors influencing antibiotic prescribing habits and use of sensitivity testing amongst veterinarians in Europe. Veterinary Record, 173 (19), p.475. https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.101454
Bourély, C. et al (2018) Why do veterinarians ask for antimicrobial susceptibility testing? A qualitative study exploring determinants and evaluating the impact of antibiotic reduction policy. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 159, pp. 123-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2018.09.009