Sweden uses the least of antibiotics in the EU

In October, a new report from the European Medicines Agency (ESVAC) was released with numbers on sales of antibiotics to animals in the EU. Antibiotic sales have fallen by 2.4 % between 2011 and 2014, though in some countries the sales have increased the last year.

Sweden continues to be best in class and use the least of antibiotics throughout the EU. Already in the early 1990s Sweden changed towards medication of individual animals instead of whole groups, which is still widely done in Europe.

The table shows the total sales of veterinary antimicrobial agents for food-producing species, in mg/PCU (corresponds approximately to the overall weight in kg of live animals in a country).

Read more about the antibiotic sales i Europe here.