Top 8 of Antimicrobials Sold For Livestock In 2016

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Dairyherd.com is reporting the conclusion of the FDA that antibiotic sales and distribution in the U.S. dropped 10% from 2015 to 2016 for food producing animals.

Medically important antimicrobials accounted for 60% of the domestic sales of all antimicrobials approved for use in food-producing animals, in 2016.

 

Since FDA began collecting sales data in 2009, this is the first time that year-over-year sales of antimicrobials have declined.

For more info, read Dairyherd.com or the full FDA report here.