The Swiss system for monitoring prescription based veterinary-level antimicrobial prescription is planned to be implemented in two phases: a) on the 1st of January 2019 group therapies became mandatory to report; b) on the 1st of October 2019 individual therapies became included in the system. The IS-ABV system will be managed by the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office and will cover AMU in all animal species and 100% of animals.

Data collection

Animal subcategories:
Pigs: sows/boars, fatteners, weaners, sucklers;
Beef cows: veal calves, breading beef;
Dairy cows, others (such as yak, buffalo);
Chickens: laying hens, broilers;
Turkeys; goats; sheep; rabbits; horses;
Pets: cats, dogs, other pets.

: The data collection is the responsibility of the vets, based on their prescriptions.

Analysis, benchmarking and reporting

Benchmarking and reporting is in development and planned for implementation in 2020. The benchmarking system will be based on the animal treatment index (a count-based indicator). Other  analyses are foreseen using dose-based indicators, namely the prescribed daily dose and the treatment intensity

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