NEW Veterinary Medicines Regulations for England Scotland and Wales restrict farm antibiotic use

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NEW Report - How to end the misuse of antibiotics in farming

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Resistance & Responsibility; assessing supermarket antibiotic policies

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Organic farming uses four times fewer antibiotics than the UK national average

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Trade: summary of differences between Australian and British farm antibiotics standards

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Medical experts call for ban on preventative use of antibiotics in groups of healthy animals

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NEW legislation on farm antibiotic use came into effect 17th May 2024

The legislation, coming into force in Scotland, Wales and England, bans routine use, restricts preventative use to exceptional circumstances, and bans use “to compensate for poor hygiene, inadequate animal husbandry, or poor farm management practices”.

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NEW Report - How to End the Misuse of Antibiotics in Farming

Our latest report outlines why the UK Government's proposed new regulations on farm antibiotic use don't go far enough, and how improvements to animal husbandry standards can achieve far greater reductions in antibiotic use than regulation alone.

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Catering companies - feeding the antibiotic crisis?

A 2023 report on the policies for antibiotics in food served by catering companies, including in school and healthcare settings

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Ending Routine Farm Antibiotic Use in Europe

A January 2022 report from the European Public Health Alliance on achieving responsible farm antibiotic use through improving animal health and welfare in pig and poultry production. Authored by the Alliance's Scientific Advisor, Cóilín Nunan.

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Report on sampling research

In November 2022 the Alliance and World Animal Protection released new research showing that UK rivers near factory farms had high levels of bacteria resistant to antibiotics that are critically important in human medicine.

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Trade: summary of differences between Australian and British farm antibiotics standards

As we get closer to the finalisation of a UK/Australia trade deal, we look at how British and Australian standards on farm antibiotic use differ.

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Watch the petition hand in film here

We're calling for the leading British supermarkets to cut irresponsible antibiotic use out of their supply chains.

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Supermarket's 2021 antibiotic policies under the microscope

We've found that most of the UK’s leading supermarkets have commitments to sourcing animal products produced with responsible antibiotic use. However, these usually only cover some or all of their own-brand animal produce and frequently only that which is of UK origin.

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Resistance & Responsibility: watch the film

Video: Pharming Animals

New documentary about the use of antibiotics in global agriculture and the rise of antimicrobial resistance. Credit: Lydia Handford, Ocean Drive Films.

The organic farms using x4 fewer antibiotics than national average

In our report 'Antibiotic use in Organic Farming; Lowering Use Through Good Husbandry' we analyse the latest data and find stark differences in levels of antibiotic use between a sample of UK Soil Association certified organic farms and the UK national average, indicating that organic farms use four times fewer antibiotics on average.

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Change farming and save our antibiotics | Cóilín Nunan | TEDxExeter

Imagine a global health crisis which causes more deaths than cancer. That’s the future we face unless we take action now to stop the rise of antibiotic resistance. Drawing on decades of academic research, Cóilín Nunan, Scientific Advisor for the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, shares the action we need to take now.

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Pandemics and intensive farming: what's the link?

Why are infectious disease outbreaks in humans, such as SARS, MERS, swine flu and now Covid-19 becoming increasingly frequent? Is it reasonable to expect ever-more epidemics if we continue with business as usual once Covid-19 has passed?

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2022 changes to EU law on farm antibiotics

Our briefing explores what's changing in 2022, and how the UK is lagging behind.

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Antibiotics and Trade: Our Position

The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics has nine key recommendations to safeguard human and animal health pertaining to trade and antibiotics when the UK leaves the EU.

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Antibiotics Timeline

Read our Alliance antibiotics timeline to explore the history of antibiotics overuse, resistance, and regulatory efforts.

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