What's new ? - 2017

What's new ? - 2017

BPC Antibiotic Stewardship Report 2017

11 August, 2017

In 2016, the poultry meat sector used 23.72 tonnes of antibiotics and achieved a 71% reduction in the net use of antibiotics compared to 2012. In the last 4 years, poultry meat production has increased by 11% (1.79m tonnes in 2016). In 2015, the industry used only 13% of the total antibiotics licensed for use in food producing animals as compared to 21% in 2012. The farmers stopped using Polymyxins (Colistin) since 2016, minimised the use of CIAs ('critically important for human medicine') in the last five years. Out of the ten classes of antibiotics used by the sector, over half of the classes show significant reduction in usage between 2012-2016.