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EU bans prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming

EU bans prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming

The European Parliament has today (25 October 2018) approved new legislation to come into force in 2022, banning the prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming. Preventative antibiotics can be routinely given to farm animals – particularly to pigs and poultry – to compensate for the substandard living conditions where disease outbreaks are common and harder […]

Carbapenems not used in livestock

Carbapenems not used in livestock

The recently announced increase in carbapenem resistance in humans led to an Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics inspired article in The Independent on 12 March 2014 calling for a ban on carbapenem use in agriculture. The Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) would like to point out that: there are no carbapenem antibiotic […]

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