The Japan Livestock Industry Association conducted surveys of antimicrobial resistance awareness among animal producers and livestock veterinarians. These surveys were funded under the Japan Racing Association’s FY2017 Livestock Industry Promotion Project (Project to Promote Greater Awareness and Application of Measures to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance). The online questionnaires were conducted among animal producers and livestock veterinarians nationwide via prefectures and livestock-focused organizations between September 25 and October 20, 2017.
It must be noted that the results below summarize only the situation among those animal producers who responded to the questionnaire. The Japan Livestock Industry Association plans to conduct another online questionnaire in FY2018 to obtain responses from a larger number of animal producers and veterinarians.