Sales of antibiotics for livestock use are reduced by almost 14% in Spain in 2019

The total consumption of veterinary antibiotics in Spain registered a decrease of 13.6% (27.2 mg / PCU or milligrams of active ingredient per Population Correction Unit) in 2019, as confirmed by the National Plan against Resistance to Antibiotics (PRAN) from the Ministry of Health and Porcat collects. With the latest figures added to the statistic, total sales of antibiotics for veterinary use show a reduction of 58.8% between 2014 and 2019.

Spain thus goes from the 418.8 mg / PCU recorded in 2014 to the 172.4 mg / PCU of 2019, closer to the European average in this area (107 mg / PCU in 2018).

The latest report from the European Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption Surveillance (ESVAC), published late last year by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), showed that sales of antibiotics for use in animals in Europe fell by more than 32% between 2011 and 2017.

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