RUMA has welcomed newly-published 2017 antibiotic usage figures for the poultry meat sector, which shows that a focus on excellence in health and welfare has brought use in turkeys below their antibiotic usage target of 50g/PCU and maintained use in chicken below its target of 25mg/PCU.
The figures, published by the British Poultry Council in its 2018 Antibiotic Stewardship Report also show:
- a 82% reduction in the total use of antibiotics in the last six years (2012-2017)
- a 91% reduction in the use of Fluoroquinolones (Critically Important Antibiotic for human health) in the last six years (2012-2017)
- a 39.36% reduction in the total use of antibiotics in the last year (2016-2017)
Please visit the BPC website for more details www.britishpoultry.org.uk.