Leading the fight against antimicrobial use arising from farmed animal production
Inappropriate use of antibiotics contributes to the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance which has been recognised as a major 'One health' issue. It has therefore become essential to fight against bacterial infections by using antibiotics in a much more prudent way to preserve their efficacy. The livestock sector has started to drastically reduce its use of antibiotics but it needs to engage with in-depth and long-term changes to ensure long-lasting and sustainable transitions towards prudent and responsible use of antibiotics. EU-funded ROADMAP aims to encourage such transitions, by analysing the socio-economic drivers of antibiotic use, tailoring strategies for locally adapted changes and proposing transition and impact pathways for various farm animal production systems in Europe and worldwide.
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