Trends in Animal Antibiotic Use - Europe

There is good reason to be concerned about the overuse of antibiotics in both humans and animals. As the animal health sector we have been promoting the ‘responsible use’ of veterinary antibiotics since 2005 through our European Platform for Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals. Antibiotic resistance is a recognised global One Health challenge and we must all do what we can to help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics for both people and animals.

Antibiotics are a cornerstone of modern medicine and will remain essential tools to treat bacterial diseases; there are currently no alternatives. Their importance to human and animal health cannot be understated, which is why the animal health sector must be part of the solution and has been at the forefront of efforts to promote responsible use and preserve their efficacy.
This paper analyses key data to understand how efforts are progressing in Europe, and how we can better understand and tackle AMR in a One Health manner.

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