• STAT+: Sales of antibiotics for food-producing animals dropped by nearly half in Europe over the past decade

    14 days ago - By STAT

    Amid ongoing concerns over the use of medically important antibiotics given to food-producing livestock and farmed fish, sales of veterinary medicines across Europe dropped by nearly half between 2011 and 2021, which regulators reported is the biggest drop ever recorded and a sign that campaigns to reduce use are working.
    At issue is the extent to which antibiotics are given to food-producing livestock to prevent and treat disease - a practice that has contributed to an alarming rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria in humans. The problem has persisted, even after the European Union in...
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