Denmark to curb antibiotic use in livestock
Thursday June 03 2010
Denmark is to step up efforts to curb antibiotic use in livestock as part of a new action plan against antibiotic resistance, jointly developed by the country's Health and Food Ministries.
Although Danish farmers use antibiotics sparingly when compared to their counterparts in many other parts of the world, usage is rising both in livestock and humans. As a result, Denmark is starting to face the complex problems of antibiotic resistance which are already apparent elsewhere, according to food minister Henrik Høgh.
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