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HKP-Mon: Recording of antibiotics use and antimicrobial resistance in dogs, cats and horses with associated evaluation system

Antibiotic use in animals has been discussed for years. For fattening animals, antibiotic use has already been systematically recorded for several years. Due to the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2019/6, centralized recording of antibiotic consumption volumes will also be mandatory for dogs, cats and horses from 2026.

With the project "HKP-Mon" of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, Free University of Berlin, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (funding code 2820HS002) and has a project duration from 2021 to 2024, we want to ensure that the data on antibiotic use in dogs, cats and horses can be transferred from veterinary practices to a software system without much effort and without red tape.

The Bundesverband praktizierender Tierärzte bpt is an associated partner and supports this study.

For a pilot study within this project, we have been provided with data from over 200 veterinary practices and clinics by the project partners debevet and freevet. With this data, we have the opportunity to develop a system that is as practical, user-friendly and transparent as possible. In addition, we are developing evaluation tools that enable practices, for example, to get a quick overview of the frequency of use in their practice by means of easy-to-understand graphics.

The data on the treated animal, the use of drugs and microbiological tests are collected strictly anonymously and, of course, in compliance with the applicable data protection guidelines (see general data protection statement). They cannot be traced back to the individual animal or the animal owner.

Contact: Roswitha.Merle@fu-berlin.de