Practices and knoweldge of animal health professionals have an strong collective dimension: they are dependent on professional groups and organisations which are controlling the use of and access to antibiotics in livestock farming. Farmers, for instance, are inserted into multiple networks with actors who are providing them with various inputs (feed manufacturers, breeding companies, veterinarians) or who buy their animals (cooperatives, slaughterhouses, supermarkets). The ways farmers use antibiotics are thus determined by the standards, contracts or technical and financial constraints that tie them more or less firmly to these actors. Our projects therefore seek to understand how these norms shape animal health professional's knoweldge and practices.

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Veterinary profession (1). Veterinarians’ activities in the cattle sector

Published on 05/10/2022

Due to an increasing shortage of professionals and restrictions on the use of antimicrobials in livestock production, the veterinary profession in rural areas is undergoing considerable change. Since 2012, the...

Veterinary profession (2). Professional organization at the level of veterinary practices

Published on 05/10/2022

As we have seen, veterinary activities are very diverse, both in terms of general medical procedures and preventive medicine. However, although all of these activities are intertwined during a farm...