ESVAC report shows good progress on Responsible Use of antibiotics in animals

The latest European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption (ESVAC) report shows that 25 European countries register a 34.6% overall decline in sales of antibiotics for animal health purposes since 2011.

This is the result of more than a decade of efforts in the animal sector to increase disease prevention and improve animal health management through better hygiene practices, biosecurity measures, vaccine use and nutrition.

Now in its tenth year of publication, the latest ESVAC report also outlines continued decreases in sales of veterinary antibiotics regarded as medically important: 24.4% for 3rd- and 4th-generation cephalosporins; 69.8% for polymyxins, and 74.4% for other quinolones.

View the full report via the website of the European Medicines Agency.