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New Zealand to Stop Animal Antibiotic Use by 2030

  • 27 Jul 13:33

“By 2030 New Zealand Inc will not need antibiotics for the maintenance of animal health and wellness,” said New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) President Dr Steve Merchant. Around 70 per cent of human infectious diseases, including meningitis, anthrax and salmonellosis (food poisoning) have come from animals. “With sharply increasing levels of resistance to antibiotics worldwide, we want animals and, by extension, humans to enter the ‘post-antibiotic’ era as safely as possible.” Dr Merchant said this is a significant undertaking, requiring considerable teamwork and commitment from the veterinary profession, working. Read more...