Reducing antibiotic usage
6.a. Reducing antibiotic usage
Published 29 April 2021
Reducing antibiotic usage involves not only making decisions about the need for antibiotic use but also reducing the need for antibiotics through measures to keep animals healthy. This is an area where we may be able to learn from experiences in other countries.
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