The 2018 antibiotic use figures for our industry were released this week with some outstanding results from all involved. In the two years since the game bird sector rolled out its voluntary campaign to reduce antibiotics, overall use has fallen by 51% with antibiotics incorporated in game bird feed slashed by 70%. The figures have shown that from 2017-2018 there has been a reduction in overall antibiotic use by 35% in feed and 10% in water.
We are very proud to announce that as a practice, we have reduced our in water antibiotic usage by 29%. This is an impressive reduction and has been achieved not only through the supplementation of products such as Coccilin Plus from the Poultry Pharm range but also through the dedication of our vets in developing and advising the best husbandry methods and from you, our clients, who have invested in making changes where necessary. You can read more about the report here. Keep an eye out for our next article release for case studies on how this reduction was achieved.