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FACTORS AFFECTING CHOICE OF ANTIBIOTIC “History and clinical presentation of the herd or flock” was the most important factor influencing the choice of which antibiotic to use. The potential for development of antibiotic resistance negatively impacting human or animal health was considered “very important” or “important” for the majority of CVO Survey respondents, while 40% considered the availability of non-antibiotic alternatives to be “of little importance” (Figure 2). “History and clinical presentation of the herd or flock” was the most important factor influencing the choice of which antibiotic to use. 100 Proportion of Respondents (%) 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 Very important 10 Important Of little importance h alt an Not important um -h ce an ist an es ist to fr fr es en to pm en elo pm ev elo rd ev Po ten tia l fo rd l fo tia ten Po he alt he al nim -a ce atm tre ic) iot tib an nno e( tiv na ter Al Factors h le ail av en ts itiv ns se nd ria op pr Ap ab ult re s ity ing old re a ltu Cu te sp s e tim n nis mi ad of te ec ies Ro u di an W ith tra ab nl no tio ica nd lin dc an Hx tio el X AB of st ict .p ur eict .p lin dc Hx an Co ur ind e- ivi he du rd al 0 Figure 2: Factors affecting choice of antibiotic (Clin=clinical, Hx=history, ABX=anibiotics) Response to CVO Survey question: “When you are considering which antibiotic to use in a specific situation in your [species] practice, how important are the following factors?” College of Veterinarians of Ontario  24