The use of antibiotics in poultry husbandry and related One Health issues.
On July 4, 2019, the Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine of Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry (TUAF) in collaboration with the Faculty of Public Health of Thai Nguyen University of Medicine and Pharmacy (TUMP) and Vietnam One Health University Network (VOHUN), held a seminar on the use of antibiotics in poultry husbandry and related One Health issues. Participants were made up of lecturers and students from TUAF, TUMP, Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine of the province of Thai Nguyen, Agricultural Service Center of the City of Thai Nguyen, VOHUN, Tuft University, USA, and individual poultry farmers.
MSc. Tran Nhat Thang – Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary medicine presented the status of poultry husbandry in the Thai Nguyen province.
During the seminar, representatives of the Department of Animal husbandry and Veterinary medicine of the province of Thai Nguyen and Agricultural Service Center of the City of Thai Nguyen discussed the status of poultry husbandry in the province. They further recommended that farmers use antibiotics moderately in the breeding of poultry.
Dr. Pham Duc Phuc then shared information about One Health, VOHUN and the common epidemics globally, and the appropriate response to emerging zoonotic diseases.
In addition, Professor Stanley Fenwick further discussed One Health issues in Southeast Asia and explained the importance of the veterinary profession for human health.
By the end of the seminar, participants discussed and agreed upon the contents of questionnaire in knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) interviews for antibiotic use and resistance in poultry producing households at various communes in the City of Thai Nguyen.
Tran Nhat Thang
(Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary medicine, Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry)