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Reducing antimicrobial use in food animals

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Science  29 Sep 2017:
Vol. 357, Issue 6358, pp. 1350-1352
DOI: 10.1126/science.aao1495
  • Pigs in Quanzhou, China. As the largest consumer of veterinary antimicrobials, China is critical for combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

  • Antimicrobial consumption in food animals by 2030

    Business as usual and intervention policies are shown. Revenue ranges are estimated for different fee rates (TR) and price elasticities of demand (PED). For 3C, 3D, and 3E, PEDs are derived from time series of imports of veterinary antimicrobials in each country (Protocol S4); the global average PED was -0.95. See supplementary materials for discussions of uncertainty in all estimates shown in figures. PCU, population correction unit.


Supplementary Materials

  • www.sciencemag.org/content/357/6358/1350/suppl/DC1

  • Reducing antimicrobial use in food animals

    Thomas P. Van Boeckel, Emma E. Glennon, Dora Chen, Marius Gilbert, Timothy P. Robinson, Bryan T Grenfell, Simon A. Levin, Sebastian Bonhoeffer, Ramanan Laxminarayan

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