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EU bodies call for re-think on antibiotic use in animals

24th Jan 2017 / By Alistair Driver

It’s time to reduce, replace and re-think the use of antimicrobials in animals, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

The two bodies have issued a joint opinion today stating that reducing the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals, replacing them where possible and re-thinking the livestock production system is essential for the future of animal and public health.

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