What's New ? - 2021

What's New ? - 2021

OIE annual report on antimicrobial agents intended for use in animals

29 July, 2021

The fifth OIE Annual Report on Antimicrobial Agents intended for use in animals provides details of the global use of antimicrobial agents adjusted for animal biomass for 2017, and interprets the overall findings of the fifth annual data collection on the use of antimicrobial agents in animals, providing a global and regional analysis. In 2019, the fifth round of data collection reports were submitted by 156 Members (156 out of 182; 86%). For responses on the use of antimicrobial agents as growth promoters, a total of 112 responding countries (112 out of 160; 70%) did not use any antimicrobial agents for growth promotion in animals in their countries as of 2019, regardless of the presence or absence of legislation or regulations.
Of the 69 countries that provided data for 2015 through 2017, an overall decrease of 34% was observed, with antimicrobial quantities dropping from 174.01 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) to 114.84 mg/kg. Among the 102 countries reporting data for 2017, the estimated amount of antimicrobials used in animals was 107.68 mg/kg.

 

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