antibiotics

  • Drop in use of antibiotics in animals

    Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low, according to a Defra report. Overall sales by weight dropped by 9% from 2014 to 2015, while sales for use in food-producing animals dropped 10%, continuing a ten-year downward trend. As well as the overall reduction, the report shows a drop in sales of the highest priority antibiotics that are critically important for humans. Sales of ...

    Posted at November 17, 2016 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on Drop in use of antibiotics in animals
  • Tyson throws out poultry antibiotics

    Tyson Foods says it is striving to eliminate the use of human antibiotics from its broiler chicken flocks by the end of September 2017. The US poultry giant has already stopped using all antibiotics in its 35 broiler hatcheries; requires a veterinary prescription for antibiotics used on broiler farms and claims to have reduced human antibiotics used to treat broiler chickens by over 80%, since 2011. “Antibiotic resistant infections are a global health concern,” said Donnie Smith, ...

    Posted at April 29, 2015 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on Tyson throws out poultry antibiotics
  • Chief Medical Officer highlights veterinary use of antibiotics

    In a new report, the Government's Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, highlights the threat of infections increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics. The study notes that antibiotic use is not limited to humans, as a large quantity of antimicrobials are used every year in veterinary practice and in the fishing and farming industries. Currently, evidence suggests that this is not a major cause of resistance in bacteria that affect human health (at least in the UK), ...

    Posted at March 12, 2013 | By : | Categories : Farming,News | Comments Off on Chief Medical Officer highlights veterinary use of antibiotics