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Antimicrobial resistance
Multifaceted approach needed to reduce antimicrobial use, say EMA and EFSA

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THERE is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to the challenge of reducing antimicrobial use in animals, and success will depend on integrated, multifaceted approaches, taking account of local livestock production systems and involving all relevant stakeholders.

These are among the conclusions reached following a review of measures taken in the European Union to reduce the need to use antimicrobial agents in animal husbandry, carried out by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The EMA and EFSA conducted the review following a …

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