RUMA Position Paper on Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic use in Livestock

This paper clarifies RUMA’s position on antibiotic resistance and how antibiotics can be responsibly used in UK livestock (September 2014)

There is much debate at present on antibiotic resistance in human medicine and antibiotic use in human and veterinary medicine. The Prime Minister has raised the issue and two Parliamentary Committees have considered it with various groups, including RUMA, making submissions.

Most of these submissions have been balanced but a paper by the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics (ASOA) has once again raised various assertions about the use of antibiotics in livestock that need to be addressed. This paper clarifies RUMA’s position on antibiotic resistance and how antibiotics can be responsibly used in UK livestock. It also addresses some of the inaccurate assertions in the ASOA paper.

The full version of these guidelines can be downloaded here.

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