Dutch turkey sector records largest decline in antibiotic use

The use of antibiotics on turkey farms in 2020 was 8.48 animal daily doses in the animal sector (DDDAS). This is a decrease of 57 percent compared to 2019, according to the report. Compared to 2011, there is a reduction of 84 percent, calculated in the old sector method. The use of third-choice veterinary medicines also dropped sharply by 62 percent to 0.64 DDDAS.

Last year, the turkey sector saw the largest decrease in antibiotic use at 57 percent, according to a report prepared by the Animal Health Service. There is a (slight) increase in laying hens and broiler breeders. Also the use in broilers, (large) mother stock laying hens and rearing (large) mother animals is declining.

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