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Table 2 Use of antimicrobials in 2013 per production stage, reason for treatment; comparison with the 2010 data

From: Reliable estimation of antimicrobial use and its evolution between 2010 and 2013 in French swine farms

  Antibiotic usage in sows Antibiotic usage in suckling piglets Antibiotic usage in weaned piglets Antibiotic usage in fattening pigs
  % nDD/an., 2013 Evolution of nDD/an. 2010-2013 % of using farms in 2010 and 2013 % nDD/an., 2013 Evolution of nDD/an., 2010-2013 % of using farms in 2010 and 2013 % nDD/an., 2013 Evolution of nDD/an., 2010-2013 % of using farms in 2010 and 2013 % nDD/an., 2013 Evolution of nDD/an., 2010-2013 % of using farms in 2010 and 2013
2010 2013 2010 2013 2010 2013 2010 2013
Sample sizea (farm number) in 2010 and 2013 2010 = 91 - 2013 = 79 2010 = 91 - 2013 = 79 2010 = 122 - 2013 = 116 2010 = 160 - 2013 = 146
 Classes of antimicrobials         
  Aminosides 2% 0% 36% 38% 7% -39% 27% 29% 6% -23% 44% 47% 4% 40% 25% 21%
  Cephalosporins (3-4Gs) 0% -80% 11% 1% 1% -89% 18% 4% 0%   2% 2% 0%   4% 2%
  Fluoroquinolones 4% -34% 53% 57% 8% -36% 44% 41% 0% 60% 32% 23% 1% -25% 24% 19%
  Lincosamides 0% -25% 8% 9% 3% -63% 5% 4% 3% -51% 32% 21% 10% 264% 17% 13%
  Macrolides 8% 9% 57% 56% 3% -37% 8% 13% 12% -19% 49% 35% 19% -54% 41% 37%
  Polymyxins 1% -80% 35% 30% 33% -11% 42% 42% 39% -22% 89% 80% 6% -77% 21% 15%
  Penicillins 8% -27% 81% 82% 38% -21% 64% 65% 6% -8% 66% 60% 5% -14% 61% 49%
  TMP-sulphonamides 22% 39% 20% 18% 2% -72% 4% 4% 22% 59% 27% 24% 15% -30% 14% 12%
  Tetracyclines 52% 62% 34% 44% 2% 40% 2% 4% 12% -32% 52% 41% 38% 6% 44% 38%
Sample sizeb 2010 = 91 - 2013 = 79 2010 = 91 - 2013 = 79 2010 = 122 - 2013 = 116 2010 = 160 - 2013 = 146
 Pharmaceutical presentations
  Injectable forms 14% 2% 93% 92% 64% -29% 82% 78% 1% -4% 68% 67% 4% 8% 69% 62%
  Oral powders, liquids and pastesb 61% 95% 40% 39% 17% 473% 14% 24% 26% 8% 64% 66% 60% 54% 43% 45%
  Medicated feed premixes 24% -36% 24% 18% 19% -59% 14% 6% 74% -25% 84% 73% 36% -64% 29% 16%
Sample sizea 2010 = 90 - 2013 = 74 2010 = 90 - 2013 = 79 2010 = 121 - 2013 = 107 2010 = 157 - 2013 = 141
 Indications for treatment
  Digestive 7% 29% 30% 34% 56% -22% 67% 64% 62% -29% 89% 88% 30% -45% 36% 35%
  Locomotor 3% 150% 29% 64% 37% -17% 56% 58% 1% -78% 28% 51% 1% 33% 35% 45%
  Respiratory 11% 79% 22% 28% 5% 157% 6% 9% 19% -6% 47% 50% 60% -7% 63% 56%
  Systemic 12% 69% 50% 58% 1% -96% 14% 14% 12% 8% 36% 44% 7% -32% 19% 24%
  Genito-urinary 65% 17% 70% 70% NAc NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Proportion of farms representing 50% of total usage 2010 = 20% - 2013 = 13% 2010 = 19% - 2013 = 14% 2010 = 25% - 2013 = 18% 2010 = 12% - 2013 = 8%
  1. aSample size varies between weigh group, depending of the activity of the farms
  2. bOnly suckling piglets did receive oral paste formulations
  3. cNA Not applicable