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DECISION MAKING REGARDING USE OF ANTIBIOTICS Regarding the decision as to whether or not to use antibiotics in a particular situation, CVO Survey respondents reported “history and clinical picture of the individual animal” as being the most important factor affecting that decision (Figure 1). 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Very important Important of nt en lop me tre atm ev e ve Po ten tia l fo rd ati rn Al te Not important re sis t av ail ts dr ith /w ing ith old W an ce ab le e tim al aw of st Co pr ne r Ow .p lin Hx an dc AB X nc es efe eur ict ur e .p ict lin an dc Hx re he nim rd al Of little importance -a Proportion of Respondents (%) Regarding the decision as to whether or not to use antibiotics in a particular situation, CVO Survey respondents reported “history and clinical picture of the individual animal” as being the most important factor affecting that decision. Figure 1: Factors affecting decision to use antibiotics (Clin=clinical, Hx=history, ABX=anibiotics) Response to CVO Survey question: “When you are considering whether or not to recommend antibiotics for a specific situation in your [species] practice, how important are the following factors?” 23  Antibiotic Use in Food-Producing Animals in Ontario: A Study of the Current Practises and Perceptions of Ontario Veterinarians