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DENMARK - Further reduction in antimicrobial use on Danish fish farms

Antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease in 2015. A cool summer has resulted in fewer disease problems in Danish fish farms and antimicrobial consumption is thus 42 per cent lower in 2015 than the year before. A successful vaccination strategy has also helped to generally reduce consumption in fish farms.

November 24, 2016


Antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease in 2015, mainly due to a reduction in pigs. By contrast, serious outbreaks of disease among broilers and mink have resulted in an increased use of antimicrobials in these animals.

Large fluctuations in the consumption of antimicrobials for the treatment of mink and fish have been observed in 2015. Again, this can mainly be explained by unusual disease patterns, such as the biggest outbreak in Danish history of plasmocytosis in mink, which has resulted in a 23 per cent increase in antimicrobial consumption in the mink industry.

By contrast, a cool summer has resulted in fewer disease problems in Danish fish farms and antimicrobial consumption is thus 42 per cent lower in 2015 than the year before. A successful vaccination strategy has also helped to generally reduce consumption in fish farms.

Source: The Fish Site // Original Article

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