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Priorities and Future Actions for an Effective Use of Phytotherapy in Livestock-Outputs from an Expert Workshop

Blanco Penedo, Maria Isabel and Fernández González, César and Tamminen, Lena-Mari and Sundrum, Albert and Emanuelson, Ulf (2018). Priorities and Future Actions for an Effective Use of Phytotherapy in Livestock-Outputs from an Expert Workshop. Frontiers in veterinary science. 4, 1-7
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Abstract

This study reflects on the recognised need for more joined-up, high-quality research on phytotherapy that addresses the current societal challenges in finding alternatives to the use of antibiotics. The study applied a multidisciplinary participatory approach in an expert workshop exercise within the FP7 EU IMPRO project. Prior to this study, a literature review was elaborated on research in the field of phytotherapy as applied to farm animals, cooperation between research bodies and initiatives to reduce the use of antibiotics by using phytotherapeutic remedies. The review was delivered to the participants of the workshop so as to receive feedback on it and enrich the discussion. Different expertise, background in research or veterinary practice, and varying positions regarding phytotherapy were the criteria in targeting participants. A structured workshop was subsequently organised, with questions to experts addressing scientific validation of phytotherapy, effective treatment under farm conditions and necessary developments for the future. Challenges identified by the experts were as follows: poor study designs, lack of reproducibility of studies, poor standardisation of products, cost-benefit concerns, lack of veterinarian training and poor data availability. To overcome obstacles, the need for improved study designs for clinical trials was given priority in order to prove the efficacy of remedies and to implement a monitoring system which enables the assessment of the effectiveness of treatments in farm practice. Reflections in this report are intended to be a resource for scientists, policy makers and end users for an effective use of phytotherapy at farm level.

Authors/Creators:Blanco Penedo, Maria Isabel and Fernández González, César and Tamminen, Lena-Mari and Sundrum, Albert and Emanuelson, Ulf
Title:Priorities and Future Actions for an Effective Use of Phytotherapy in Livestock-Outputs from an Expert Workshop
Series/Journal:Frontiers in veterinary science (2297-1769)
Year of publishing :2018
Volume:4
Page range:1-7
Number of Pages:7
Publisher:Frontiers
ISSN:2297-1769
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 403 Veterinary Science > Clinical Science
Keywords:animal health, herbal remedies, efficiency, randomised controlled trials, external validation
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-5175
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-5175
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Type of IDID
DOI10.3389/fvets.2017.00248
Web of Science (WoS)000451816500001
ID Code:15837
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Clinical Sciences
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:18 Jan 2019 10:50
Metadata Last Modified:18 Jan 2019 10:50

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