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Antimicrobial use
Benchmarking antimicrobial use
  1. Fraser Broadfoot
  1. Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Woodham Lane, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3LS
  1. e-mail: postmaster{at}vmd.defra.gsi.gov.uk

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The Veterinary Medicines Directorate noted the concern highlighted by James B. More (VR, 14 October, 2017, vol 181, p 405) that the mg/population corrected unit (PCU), or mg/kg metric ‘can be manipulated downwards by choosing to substitute non-critically important antibiotics with critically important antibiotics’. For this reason, when assessing antibiotic …

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