Sales of veterinary antimicrobial agents in 31 European countries in 2017

Título

Sales of veterinary antimicrobial agents in 31 European countries in 2017

Fonte

ESVAC

Data

15 de outubro, 2019

Resumo

A total of 31 European countries – 30 EU/EEA countries and Switzerland – submitted data on sales or prescriptions (two countries) of antimicrobial veterinary medicinal products (VMPs) to the European Medicines Agency for 2017.

A population correction unit (PCU) is applied as a proxy for the size of the food-producing animal population (including all horses). The main indicator used in the current report to express the sales is milligrams of active ingredient sold per population correction unit – mg/PCU.

A large difference in the sales for 2017, expressed as mg/PCU, was observed between the countries with the highest and lowest sales (range 3.1 to 423.1 mg/PCU); total aggregated sales linked to aggregated PCU for all 31 countries which delivered data in 2017 was 107.0 mg/PCU, while the median was 61.9 mg/PCU.

Of the overall sales of antimicrobials in the 31 countries in 2017, the largest amounts, expressed as mg/PCU, were accounted for by tetracyclines (30.4 %), penicillins (26.9 %) and sulfonamides (9.2 %). Overall, these three classes accounted for 66.5 % of total sales in the 31  ountries.

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