Veterinary Public Health Institute

Completed Projects

Methods for quantifying antimicrobial consumption

Approaches for quantifying antimicrobial consumption per animal species based on national sales data: a Swiss example, 2006 to 2013.

Staff involved: Luís Pedro Carmo, Ioannis Magouras, Gertraud Schüpbach

Duration: April 2014 – December 2016

Methods for stratifying antimicrobial sales per species were investigated using Swiss data (2006-2013) as an example. Three approaches were considered: (i) Equal Distribution (ED) allocated antimicrobial sales evenly across all species each product was licensed for; (ii) Biomass Distribution (BMD) stratified antimicrobial consumption, weighting the representativeness of each species' total biomass; and (iii) Longitudinal Study Extrapolation (LSE) assigned antimicrobial sales per species based on a field study describing prescription patterns in Switzerland.

DOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.6.30458; Publication link: