Growing Forward 2 - Final Report - Page 19

Veterinarians were provided with a list of common conditions affecting the species on which they practice. They indicated, using a scale of 1-5, how often animals with those conditions receive antibiotics that were acquired for any source, not just from veterinarians (Table 1). For example, dairy veterinarians have indicated that caesarean section surgery, left displaced abomasum (LDA) surgery and respiratory disease in calves are always treated with antibiotics. Similarly, veal practitioners report that calf respiratory disease is always treated with antibiotics. CONDITIONS TREATED WITH ANTIBIOTICS Veterinarians were provided with a list of common conditions affecting the species on which they practice. 19  Antibiotic Use in Food-Producing Animals in Ontario: A Study of the Current Practises and Perceptions of Ontario Veterinarians