Research paper Reduction of Veterinary Antimicrobial Use in the Netherlands. The Dutch Success ModelClick here for resource
Significant Impact Group(s): AMU reduction strategies \ Legislation and incentivesGovernment ; Prudent use AB
Species targeted: Pigs;Poultry;Dairy;Beef;Sheep;
Age: Not stated;
Outcome Parameter(s): Reduced AMU; Decrease in the use of antimicrobials [defined doses per animal year (DDD/Y)]
Summary: Veterinary overuse of antimicrobials contributes to the selection and spread of antimicrobial resistance which poses a public health risk. A series of events and discoveries of significant reservoirs of antimicrobial resistant pathogens in the Netherlands resulted in a successful collaboration between government and stakeholders to reduce antimicrobial use in farm animals. Total use of antimicrobials in farm animals in the Netherlands decreased with 56% in the period 2007–2012. A combination of compulsory and voluntary measures and reduction goals resulted in this decrease.
41 Research paper – Speksnijder – 2014 – Reduction of Veterinary Antimicrobial Use in the Netherlands_The Dutch Success Model
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