What's New ? - 2020

What's New ? - 2020

OIE annual report on the use of antimicrobial agents intended for use in animals

26 February, 2020

More than three fourths of countries do not use any antibiotics for animal growth promotion, according to OIE findings. 
The report includes information on veterinary antibiotic use submitted by 153 OIE members in 2018. 118 out of 153 (77%) did not use any antimicrobial agents for growth promotion in animals in their countries as of 2018, either with or without legislation or regulations.
The global estimate of antimicrobial agents used in animals in 2016 adjusted by animal biomass, as represented by the quantitative data reported to the OIE from 92 countries, was 144.39 mg/kg. Regional comparison showed that Asia, the Far East, and Oceania reported the most antibiotics intended for use in animals (273.72 mg/kg) among the four global regions.

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