Monday, November 27, 2023
France's plan to maintain level of antibiotic use in animals as usage dropped 52% in 2011-22
France's new Écoantibio 3 plan for the 2023-2028 period will build on positive results achieved over the last 10 years to keep antibiotic resistance in check and aims to maintain the current level of exposure of livestock to antibiotic ...
Monday, September 4, 2023
Germany sees drop in antibiotic use in veterinary medicine last year
The amount of antibiotics administered in veterinary medicine in Germany decreased again in 2022, in line with previous years, according to data from the country's Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL).
Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Decline in antibiotic use continues across Dutch livestock sectors in 2022
A recently published report from Dutch farmers' group LTO showed that 2022 antibiotic use in farm animals in the country have declined, LTO reported.
Monday, June 19, 2023
UK pig industry past target to cut antibiotic use
The United Kingdom's pig industry has surpassed a 30% reduction target in total antibiotic use set by the RUMA Targets Task Force for the period of 2020-2024.
Monday, April 24, 2023
Belgium's antibiotic use in medicated feed cut by 84% in 2022 compared to decade ago
Belgium's animal feed sector has reduced the use of antibiotics in medicated feed by 84% in 2022 compared to 2011, thus surpassing the industry's goal of a 75% reduction by 2024.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Antibiotic use in livestock production likely to rise 8% in 2020-2030 period, analysis states
The use of antibiotics in animal farming — a major contributor to antimicrobial resistance — is expected to grow by 8% between 2020 and 2030 despite ongoing efforts to curtail their use, according to an analysis.
Friday, January 13, 2023
Sernapesca aims to reduce antibiotic use in Chile's salmon industry
Chile's National Fisheries Service (Sernapesca) is inviting more aquaculture companies to join a voluntary programme to encourage the optimisation and reduce antibiotic use in the salmon industry, in order to ensure the sustainability of th ...
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Less antibiotic use in fattening animals in Germany
Antibiotics are being used less frequently in fattening animals in Germany, according to the report, "Treatment Frequency and Antibiotic Consumption Quantities 2018–2021: Trends in Cattle, Pigs, Chickens and Turkeys Kept for Meat ...
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
McDonald's updated policy urges lower antibiotic use
McDonald's Corp. has updated its antibiotics policy last December, with the revised version calling for reduced antibiotic use.
Friday, December 30, 2022
Antibiotic use in China's livestock farms on "continuous" drop
The use of antibiotics in Chinese farm animals has been on a "continuous decline" since 2017, agricultural authorities in China said, a boon to public health as abuse of such drugs among livestock has fueled a global human antibiotic resist ...
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Grants provided to create management strategies for proper antibiotic use in US cattle, swine
The International Consortium for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agriculture (ICASA) has awarded nine grants to develop management strategies that improve judicious antibiotic use in US beef cattle and swine.
Monday, December 12, 2022
Recent regulation in Spain to moderate use of antibiotic use in livestock
A recent regulation in Spain will establish a national reference value for antibiotic use, which will be defined according to the species and livestock classification.
Monday, August 1, 2022
Spain develops tool for easier monitoring of antibiotic use in animals
Spain's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food had developed a new tool to make it easier for farmers to self-monitor the use of antibiotics within the Computerized System for the Control of Veterinary Antibiotic Prescriptions (PRESVET ...
Monday, July 4, 2022
17% drop in antibiotic use for UK pigs last year
The amount of antibiotics used to treat pigs on UK farms in 2021 fell by 17%, bringing the total reduction since 2015 to 69%, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Sask Pork receives funding to study antibiotic use on hog farms in Saskatchewan, Canada
Canada's Sask Pork will receive $150,000 from the Agriculture Development Fund over three years to evaluate antibiotic use on hog farms in Saskatchewan, Canada.

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