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Preventive use of antibiotics
  1. David Burch
  1. The Round House, The Friary, Old Windsor, Berkshire SL4 2NR
  1. email: d.burch{at}

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It is disappointing that the medical doctors persist in downgrading our efforts in reducing the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine and insist we should stop all preventive medication (VR, 24 November 2018, vol 183, p 612).

I see their action was coordinated by the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, a lobby group with organic and vegetarian influences. Did they advise the medical professionals that in the UK, up to 2017, we have reduced the overall use of antibiotics by 40 per cent,1 that …

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