Decreased sales of veterinary antibiotics

A report released by the European Medicines Agency shows a significant decline in sales of veterinary antibiotics across Europe.

The 10th annual report on the monitoring of veterinary antimicrobial use in Europe has been prepared using data sent from 31 European countries (30 EU countries and Switzerland), which shows that overall sales fell by more than 35% between 2011 and 2018. Is.

In the European Union, the use of antimicrobials for growth stimulants has been banned since 2006, with a report showing the exclusive sale of antimicrobials sold as veterinary medicinal products.

“The steady decline in the sale of veterinary antibiotics over the last 10 years shows that Europe is on the right track in its fight against antimicrobial resistance,” said the head of the European Veterinary Agency (EMA).