Use of strongest antibiotics rises to record levels on European farms

Use of strongest antibiotics rises to record levels on European farms
 

Use of some of the strongest antibiotics available to treat life-threatening infections has risen to record levels on European farms, new data shows.
The report reinforces concerns about the overuse of antibiotics on farms, following revelations from the Guardian of the presence of the superbug MRSA in UK-produced meat, in imported meat for sale in UK supermarkets, and on British farms.
According to the data from the European Medicines Agency, medicines classified as “critically important in human medicine” by the World Health Organisation appear to be in frequent use on farm animals across... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Health, Views: 39
Source: Guardian
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