Next Article in Journal
Carriage of Multidrug Resistance Staphylococci in Shelter Dogs in Timisoara, Romania
Next Article in Special Issue
Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Nonprescription Antibiotic Use among Individuals Presenting to One Hospital in Saudi Arabia after the 2018 Executive Regulations of Health Practice Law: A Cross-Sectional Study
Previous Article in Journal
Correction: Genovese et al. In Vitro Antibacterial, Anti-Adhesive and Anti-Biofilm Activities of Krameria lappacea (Dombey) Burdet & B.B. Simpson Root Extract against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strains. Antibiotics 2021, 10, 428
Previous Article in Special Issue
Dispensing of Non-Prescribed Antibiotics from Community Pharmacies of Pakistan: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Pharmacy Staff’s Opinion
Article

Antimicrobial Usage in Commercial and Domestic Poultry Farming in Two Communities in the Ashanti Region of Ghana

1
Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR), South-End, Asuogya Road, Kumasi 039-5028, Ghana
2
Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi 039-5028, Ghana
3
Department Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM), Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 74, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
4
German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF), Partner Site Hamburg-Lübeck-Borstel-Riems, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
5
Tropical Medicine II, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), 20251 Hamburg, Germany
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editors: Timo Juhani Lajunen and Mark Sullman
Received: 28 May 2021 / Revised: 25 June 2021 / Accepted: 28 June 2021 / Published: 30 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Antibiotic Use in the Communities)
Poultry farming is a common practice in Ghana. Antibiotics are used, particularly in commercial poultry farming, as growth promoters and to prevent and cure infections. However, there is little information on antimicrobial usage in domestic poultry farming in Ghana. This study aimed to describe antimicrobial usage in commercial and domestic poultry farming. A cross-sectional survey was conducted within the Ashanti region of Ghana including 33 commercial farms and 130 households with domestic poultry farming. The median poultry population on commercial farms was 1500 (IQR: 300–3000) compared with 18 (IQR: 10–25) on domestic farms. The majority (97%, n = 32) of commercial farms used antimicrobials, compared with 43% (n = 56) of the domestic farms. Commercial farmers were 6.1 (CI: 3.2–11.8) times more likely to read and follow instructions on antimicrobials in comparison with domestic poultry keepers. About 11% of domestic and 34% of commercial farmers had received education on antimicrobial usage. None of the commercial farmers used herbal remedies; however, 40% (n/N = 52/130) of domestic farmers administered herbs. The misuse of antimicrobials in domestic poultry production calls for stricter regulations and training to limit the emergence and spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria among poultry. View Full-Text
Keywords: antimicrobial resistance; antibiotics; poultry; commercial farms; domestic; free-range; herbs; veterinary officer antimicrobial resistance; antibiotics; poultry; commercial farms; domestic; free-range; herbs; veterinary officer
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Paintsil, E.K.; Ofori, L.A.; Akenten, C.W.; Fosu, D.; Ofori, S.; Lamshöft, M.; May, J.; Danso, K.O.; Krumkamp, R.; Dekker, D. Antimicrobial Usage in Commercial and Domestic Poultry Farming in Two Communities in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Antibiotics 2021, 10, 800. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/antibiotics10070800

AMA Style

Paintsil EK, Ofori LA, Akenten CW, Fosu D, Ofori S, Lamshöft M, May J, Danso KO, Krumkamp R, Dekker D. Antimicrobial Usage in Commercial and Domestic Poultry Farming in Two Communities in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Antibiotics. 2021; 10(7):800. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/antibiotics10070800

Chicago/Turabian Style

Paintsil, Ellis K., Linda A. Ofori, Charity W. Akenten, Dennis Fosu, Seth Ofori, Maike Lamshöft, Jürgen May, Kwasi O. Danso, Ralf Krumkamp, and Denise Dekker. 2021. "Antimicrobial Usage in Commercial and Domestic Poultry Farming in Two Communities in the Ashanti Region of Ghana" Antibiotics 10, no. 7: 800. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/antibiotics10070800

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop