What's New ? - 2021

What's New ? - 2021

UK: The RUMA report

10 November, 2021

The Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) reported that the UK's livestock sector is making progress on its next set of targets for reducing antibiotic use, despite some setbacks during the pandemic. The report highlights where targets are already being achieved or sustained, and where challenges remain. It reveals that for some sectors it is still too early in the four-year targets cycle to provide accurate data, but where data is provided it indicates good first year progress, despite the challenges of the global pandemic and the UK’s exit from the EU.The summary report covers ten sectors across aquaculture, pigs, poultry and ruminants.
In 2020, members of the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) Lion Code, which represents 90% of the laying hen industry (and includes breeders and pullets) continued to be below the 1% bird days, and no HP-CIAs were used for the fourth consecutive year.
Laying hen sector: In 2020, members of the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) Lion Code, which represents 90% of the laying hen industry (and includes breeders and pullets) continued to be below the 1% bird days, and no HP-CIAs were used for the fourth consecutive year. The data published as ‘daily dose/100 chicken days at risk’ represents the average number of daily doses administered per chicken over a 100-day period and was calculated from prescribing data provided directly to BEIC.
Poultry meat sector: Antibiotic use was 16.3 mg/kg PCU in broilers and 25.7 mg/kg PCU in turkeys.

 

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