Antibiotic Usage

UK pig industry posts further reductions in antibiotic use

UK pig industry posts further reductions in antibiotic use

June 10, 2021

International dialogue to push for action on antimicrobial resistance

International dialogue to push for action on antimicrobial resistance

April 29, 2021

New antibiotic benchmarking tool to be rolled out across NI in early 2021

New antibiotic benchmarking tool to be rolled out across NI in early 2021

A Northern Ireland research initiative into antibiotic usage has shown “early promising results”, with initial indications suggesting it has “considerable potential”...

November 19, 2020

Sales of veterinary antibiotics drop by 32% across Europe

Sales of veterinary antibiotics drop by 32% across Europe

European countries continue to reduce the use of antibiotics in animals – with the overall sales of veterinary antibiotics across...

October 16, 2019

British pig industry antibiotic results show further reduction

British pig industry antibiotic results show further reduction

Pig industry leaders have welcomed the latest figures which show, that for the third year running, the sector has reduced its...

May 31, 2019

‘Farmers must be empowered in fight to lower antibiotic use on farms’

‘Farmers must be empowered in fight to lower antibiotic use on farms’

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has called for the Government to better empower farmers to lower antibiotic use on farms, suggesting...

May 13, 2019

Antibiotics used for animal growth promotion by 45 countries

Antibiotics used for animal growth promotion by 45 countries

Although going in the right direction, farmers from 45 countries globally are still using antibiotics for growth promotion, according to...

February 14, 2019

UK veterinary antibiotics sales fall to lowest in 25 years

UK veterinary antibiotics sales fall to lowest in 25 years

Total sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK have fallen to their lowest level since 1993, according...

October 24, 2018

UK’s pig industry halves antibiotic use in just 2 years

UK’s pig industry halves antibiotic use in just 2 years

Industry leaders have welcomed the latest figures showing that the pig industry in the UK reduced its antibiotic usage by...

May 16, 2018

Antibiotics: It’s not zero-use that we should be aiming for

Antibiotics: It’s not zero-use that we should be aiming for

Experts warn that agriculture is unlikely to ever be able to move completely away from antibiotics use, despite mounting consumer...

March 12, 2018

Farm antibiotic sales hit ‘all time low’ in the UK

Farm antibiotic sales hit ‘all time low’ in the UK

Antibiotic usage fell by more than a quarter in the UK over 2016, the latest figures show. Over the same...

October 31, 2017