What's New ? - 2020

What's New ? - 2020

Decline in antibiotic use on British poultry farms

24 September, 2020

Total antibiotic use on farms raising chickens, ducks, and turkeys fell by 76% from 2012 through 2019, and the use of critically important antibiotics - those also used in human medicine - declined by 97.3%. 
In 2019, the sector used 19.7 tons of antibiotics, which accounts for 9.3% of the total antibiotics licensed for use in food-producing animals in the United Kingdom.