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Table 4 Key issues identified on policy, regulation and antibiotics use in animals in Ghana, 2015

From: Situational analysis of antibiotic use and resistance in Ghana: policy and regulation

Number Issues
1 There is legal framework designed to control distribution and use of antibiotics in humans. Such a design could not be said for the control, distribution and use of antibiotics in veterinary and aquaculture practice.
2 Lack of records on the use of antibiotics in veterinary and aquaculture.
3 There is distribution of antibiotics from unapproved sources.
4 Absence of policy directives on veterinary use of antibiotics with focus on Acceptable Daily Intake (ADIs) of antibiotics, Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) and withdrawal periods
5 There is no national surveillance system on antimicrobial use and resistance