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Animal antimicrobial use in Denmark continues to decrease

Since 1995, DANMAP program has monitored antimicrobial use in humans and animals in Denmark and the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria.

Total antimicrobial consumption by animals in Denmark has continued to decrease for the third consecutive year, according to the findings of the annual DANMAP report for 2016 from Statens Serum Institut, the National Veterinary Institute and the National Food Institute, the latter two of which are departments of the Technical University of Denmark.

In 2016, total antimicrobial consumption (in kilograms) by Danish animals was approximately 5% lower than the previous year, according to

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