What's New ? - 2019

What's New ? - 2019

British Poultry Council antibiotic report 2019

16 September, 2019

According to the new report, in the last six years (2012-2018) the BPC Antibiotic Stewardship has helped achieve:
• 82.2% reduction in the total use of antibiotics
• 90.6% reduction in the use of critically important antibiotics
• 39.36% reduction in the total use of antibiotics in the last year (2016-2017)In 2018, the sector used
• 16.2 tonnes of antibiotics resulting in a 12.4% increase in year-on-year usage
• 7.1% of the total antibiotics licensed for food producing animals in 2017 as compared to 21% in 2012
During the study years, the British poultry industry has stopped preventive use of antibiotics, stopped colistin use in 2016, used fluoroquinolones and macrolides as a last resort, and in 2012 ceased using third- and fourth-generation cephalosporins.

Total use of antibiotics 2012-2018

Related Links
Link The report