What's New ? - 2021

What's New ? - 2021

Usage of antibiotics in poultry in the Netherlands in 2020

4 October, 2021

The Netherlands Veterinary Medicines Institute (SDa) presents its report ‘Usage of Antibiotics in Agricultural Livestock in the Netherlands in 2020'. With this report, the SDa wants to provide insight into the amounts of antibiotics used in the Dutch veal, broiler, turkey, cattle, pig and rabbit farming sectors in 2020. Over the last five years, antibiotic use in the broiler farming sector remained between 9 and 10 DDDANAT. The turkey farming sector managed to achieve a steep 38.8% (8.6 DDDANAT) decline from its 2019 level, resulting in a DDDANAT value of 13.6. In 2021, this livestock sector is going to initiate a coaching program for turkey farmers and their veterinarians and feed consultants in an effort to help turkey farmers realize additional usage level reductions.


DDDANAT =Defined Daily Dose Animal in the sector