What's New ? - 2019

What's New ? - 2019

DANMAP 2018 - Use of antimicrobial agents in Denmark

18 October, 2019

In Denmark, antibiotic treatment - of both humans and animals - is available by prescription only, and all prescriptions are recorded by the Register of Medicinal Statistics and available through national databases. Antimicrobial use in poultry is relatively low (1,326 kg; 1,491 Kg in 2017). Since 2015, the use has been reduced each year and was 16% lower than in 2015. The poultry production comprises broiler production, egg layers and turkey production in sequence of magnitude. In addition, there is a small production of ducks, geese, and game birds.
Danish broiler farms have a very high level of biosecurity and the antimicrobial consumption in broiler production is generally low compared with other species. 
For the past decade, cephalosporins have not been used in the poultry industry, the the use of fluoroquinolones has been close to zero and the use of colistin less than 10 kg per year.

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