Antibiotic drug use drops

Saturday 19 November 2022
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Netherlands

The use of antibiotic medicines in animals has dropped sharply in Europe following multiple public policy initiatives and national campaigns, according to the European Medicines Agency. In a report issued on 18 November, the agency said that sales of veterinary antibiotics in animals decreased by 47% in the ten years to 2021 – the lowest level ever reported. The report is based on data from 25 European countries.