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Veterinary medicines
‘Numerous flaws’ in antimicrobials report

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A RECENT report on reducing unnecessary use and waste of antimicrobials in agriculture and the environment contains ‘numerous flaws’ according to organisations representing the animal medicines industry in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

The report, which was published last month by a commission chaired by the economist Jim O'Neill, made a number of recommendations, including the setting of a global target to reduce antibiotic use in food production to an agreed level per kilogram of livestock and fish, as well as restricting the use of antibiotics considered important for use in human medicine (VR, December 12, 2015, vol 177, p 580).

However, in …

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