Global Trends in Animal Antibiotic Use: Markets are achieving steady, 'optimal', levels of use
Markets are achieving steady, ‘optimal’ levels of use
Animal antimicrobial Sales Trends (2010–2020)
The below charts show how animal antimicrobial sales have changed for six nations. The sales levels differ for each (see source below for the underlying numbers), however the trend lines are similar for all.
These drastic declines leveling off to a consistent level often reflect a state of ‘optimized use’ where prevention is maximized, but antibiotics remain necessary for treatment of disease that evades a farm’s defenses. It is a reminder that not all illness can be prevented, and these medicines remain the only way to treat bacterial disease.