Today, 15 October 2019, the European Medicines Agency published its 9th report on the European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption (ESVAC).

Today’s report highlights a decrease by more than 32% of the overall sales of veterinary antimicrobials between 2011 and 2017, for the 25 countries across Europe that provided data during this period.

FVE welcomes the report and the impressive results.
FVE congratulates all One Health actors who managed to ensure good health and welfare through responsible use of antimicrobials.

The next goal is to get a better insight in antibiotic use per animal species and the impact on antimicrobial resistance. FVE aims to strengthen disease prevention and to further reduce the need to use of antimicrobials.
Special attention will be given to support high usage countries in their efforts.