FDA Releases Annual Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed in 2018 for Use in Food-Producing Animals.
Despite an increase from 2017 to 2018, 2018 is the second-lowest year on record and the overall trend continues to indicate that ongoing efforts to support antimicrobial stewardship are having an impact: sales in 2018 are down 21 percent since 2009.
Of the 2018 domestic sales and distribution of medically important antimicrobials approved for use in food-producing animals:
- Tetracyclines accounted for 66%
- Penicillins for 12%
- Macrolides for 8%
- Sulfas for 5%
- Aminoglycosides for 5%
- Lincosamides for 2%
- Cephalosporins for 1%
- Fluoroquinolones for less than 1%
Source : Bovine Vet Online