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”The Swedish experience” – a summary on the Swedish efforts towards a low and prudent use of antibiotics in animal production

Grundin, Johanna and Blanco Penedo, Isabel and Fall, Nils and Sternberg Lewerin, Susanna (2020). ”The Swedish experience” – a summary on the Swedish efforts towards a low and prudent use of antibiotics in animal production. (VH) > Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health
(VH) > Dept. of Clinical Sciences, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. SLU Framtidens djur, natur och hälsas rapportserie ; 5
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Abstract

In 1986, Sweden, as the first country in the world banned all use of antibiotics as growth promoters in food animal production. Today Sweden has the third lowest sales of veterinary antimicrobial agents for food producing animals in Europe. In 2018, total sales of antibiotics for animal use in Sweden were 10 042 kg active substance as compared to 53.4 tonnes in 1984 (before the ban). The low use of antibiotics in animals and the comparatively favorable situation in Sweden with regards to antibiotic resistance are the results of decades of inter-sectorial collaboration and work on disease prevention and animal health. This review is a quick summary of the Swedish work towards a low and prudent use of antibiotics, including figures on antibiotic use in Swedish production animals and a discussion about important success factors as well as lessons learned.

Authors/Creators:Grundin, Johanna and Blanco Penedo, Isabel and Fall, Nils and Sternberg Lewerin, Susanna
Title:”The Swedish experience” – a summary on the Swedish efforts towards a low and prudent use of antibiotics in animal production
Year of publishing :2020
Number:5
Number of Pages:33
Publisher:SLU Future Animals, Nature and Health, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISBN for printed version:978-91-576-9746-2
ISBN for electronic version:978-91-576-9745-5
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Article category:Other scientific
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 402 Animal and Dairy Science > Animal and Dairy Science.
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-105237
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-105237
ID Code:17781
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health
(VH) > Dept. of Clinical Sciences
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:12 Oct 2020 13:48
Metadata Last Modified:12 Oct 2020 13:55

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