Tuesday, October 29, 2019

New VARSS report confirms that UK sales of all veterinary antibiotics have halved over the past four years with sales of horse-only antibiotics falling by 4.3 tonnes (64%) since 2017 and 13.6 tonnes (85%) since 2014.

Sales of veterinary antibiotics have reduced by 49% in just four years between 2014 – 2018, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) confirmed today.

The reduction demonstrates the strong and committed approach taken by the UK’s food, farming and veterinary sectors to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The figure comes from the annual Veterinary Antibiotic Resistance Sales and Surveillance (UK-VARSS) report published today. It builds on reductions previously published by past VARSS reports.

Read more - https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/veterinary-antimicrobial-resistance-and-sales-surveillance

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