March 24, 2015

Scientists predict more animal antibiotic use by 2030

A team of researchers is predicting that the use of animal antibiotics will increase in use by 67 percent by 2030 from levels reported in 2010. The report – “Global trends in antimicrobial use in food animals” – sets the first global map of antibiotic consumption in livestock in 228 countries. It also notes that the anticipated increase in antibiotic use is likely to be driven by higher consumer demand for livestock products among middle-income countries and a shift to large-scale farms where antimicrobials are routinely used.  Read More

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