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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Antibiotics

Monitoring sales of veterinary antimicrobials

Published on 27/11/2020

Keywords : Antibiotics, Antimicrobials, Veterinary medicinal products, Veterinary drugs, Antibiotic resistance, Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is a major public health issue concerning both human and veterinary medicine. Monitoring of sales of veterinary antimicrobials is one of the main sources of information used to assess and manage the risks associated with antimicrobial resistance. These sales have been monitored annually by the Agency since 1999, based on the recommendations of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

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