Global Trends in Animal Antibiotic Use Sales have fallen up to 65% in major markets

Antimicrobial sales have fallen up to 65% in major markets

Although sales can offer an indicator of trends in antimicrobial use, it cannot measure whether AMR is rising or falling. Only testing for resistance itself can achieve this, which is why sales reporting must be accompanied by AMR surveillance.

Sources: UK Veterinary Medicines Directorate, US FDA, European Medicines Agency, German Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety