The report shows that sales of antimicrobials for use in food-producing animals in Europe fell considerably since 2011 underlining the commitment of the whole animal health sector to sustainable agriculture and responsible use of antimicrobials in the European Union. For the first time, the ESVAC report also reports on the Farm to Farm goal: reducing antimicrobial sales in agriculture and aquaculture by 50% in 2030. They conclude that one third of this overall reduction target has so far been met.
The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and EASVO welcome the report and its results. It shows the animal health sector is on the right way, also underlined by a decrease seen in the resistance of some zoonotic bacteria e.g. E. Coli.