What's New ? - 2021

What's New ? - 2021

FDA: Antimicrobials for Use in Food-Producing Animals - 2020

18 December, 2021

A report from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows that sales of medically important antibiotics for use in food-producing animals in the United States fell by 3% from 2019 to 2020, following 2 years of rising sales. Of the 6 million kg of medically important antibiotics sold for use on farms, 41% were used in cattle, 41% in swine, 2% in chicken, 12% in turkey, and 4% in other animals. The class of medically important antibiotics most frequently sold for use in livestock in 2020 were tetracyclines, which accounted for 66% of sales and Penicillins accounted for 13% of sales. An estimated 64% of penicillins were intended for use in turkeys. Sales of medically important antibiotics for use in turkeys rose by 7% in 2020. The biggest decline in sales of medically important antibiotics continues to be seen in the chicken industry, which saw a 27% reduction from 2019 sales. 

 

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