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Pigproducers and their employees motivations and possibillities for reducing antibiotic use.

Project: Research

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The aim of the project is to investigate which constraints Danish farmers (both owners and employees) feel they have in relation to reducing the usage of antibiotics and medical zinc-oxide. By understanding the point of view of farmers, future work on the reduction can be targeted towards changing these constraining conditions. Furthermore, the project can help to point out most effective incentive structures when aiming to reduce the farmers’ use of antibiotics and zinc-oxide.

A questionnaire survey targeted for owners and employees representative for professional Danish pig herds is carried out. The survey focuses on challenges that farmers have in their everyday life in relation to obtain a low consumption of antibiotics and zinc-oxide. Among other things, the survey will address handling many live born pigs per sow, use of vaccines and requirement of treatments from trade relations.
The project is financed via Veterinærforlig III.
Effective start/end date01/01/202031/12/2021

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