Netherlands – Decrease in the use of antibiotics in livestock

The use of antibiotics in livestock decreased by 2% in 2009 compared to the previous year, while at the same time the bovine, porcine and poultry populations increased by 2%, 1.3% and 0.2%, respectively. In 2008, the use of antibiotics had already decreased by 7% compared to 2007.
Tuesday 9 March 2010 (7 years 11 months 10 days ago)
The use of antibiotics in livestock decreased by 2% in 2009 compared to the previous year, while at the same time the bovine, porcine and poultry populations increased by 2%, 1.3% and 0.2%, respectively. In 2008, the use of antibiotics had already decreased by 7% compared to 2007.

The latest figures confirm the tendency to decrease the use of antibiotics in animal breeding.

(Original in Dutch. Read Google translation here).

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