The Rosselkhoznadzor developed and sent to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation a package of amendments to the law “On Veterinary Medicine”. The bill regulates the use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry production.
If amendments are adopted, control over the use of antibiotics in Russian agriculture will be tightened.
“It contains a ban on the use of antimicrobials as growth stimulants, as well as for preventive purposes. Prescription antibiotic rates have been determined. It is also planned to introduce an entire article regulating the manufacture of feed with the addition of drugs, ” the head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergei Dankvert told Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
Antibiotics may enter the human body with food, in particular, with meat and milk. According to experts, this is one of the reasons for antibiotic resistance - the resistance of infectious agents to drugs. International organizations call antibiotic resistance one of the main problems of the present and near future, along with global warming and hunger.