There are approximately 9.36 million cattle in the UK. One of the main challenges facing all ruminant sectors in demonstrating the responsible use of medicines, specifically antibiotics, is the size and complexity of the sector which has made data collection difficult. Evidence from the limited usage data that is available for cattle and sheep suggest that all ruminant sectors are comparatively low users of antibiotics. It is recognised that as an overall sector, Cattle has positive stories of best practice, as well as opportunities for ongoing improvement with regards to data collection which is being supported by the launch of the Medicine Hub.
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