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Netherlands antibiotic policy had no negative economic effect

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Antibiotic reduction produced no negative effect on competitive position of swine and poultry farmers in Netherlands relative to other European countries.

The 63% reduction in veterinary antibiotic sales in the Netherlands from 2009 to 2017 showed no evidence of having a negative effect on average production and economic results on broiler and pig farms, according to a study by Wageningen Economic Research.

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