What's new ? - 2017

What's new ? - 2017

Antibiotic usage in animals in the Netherlands in 2016

14 July, 2017

Sales of antimicrobial veterinary medicinal products in 2016 (176 tonnes) showed a remarkable reduction (15%) compared to 2015 (206 tonnes). In relation to 2009, the index year used by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, in 2016 total sales decreased by 64.4%. Compared to 2007, the year with highest sales (565 tonnes), the decrease in sales is 69%. Most classes of antibiotics showed a decrease in sales in 2016, but some increased. In all but one sectors (veal calves, dairy cattle, pigs broilers and turkeys) a reduction in consumption was realized. In other cattle increased consumption is noted, albeit this consumption is low. In 2016 S. Enteritidis (N = 438) followed by S. Typhimurium (N = 260) together with the monophasic variant of Typhimurium: 1,4,5,12:i:- (N = 229), were most frequently isolated from humans suffering from salmonellosis. In poultry (including poultry products, broilers and layers), the number of S. Paratyphi B var. Java further reduced in 2016. Also S. Infantis, still predominant in 2015, was less frequently isolated in 2016. The prevalence of S. Enteritidis increased compared to 2015 and was the most predominant serovar in poultry in 2016.

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