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Parliamentary questions
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28 September 2018
E-004962-18
Question for written answer E-004962-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Monika Beňová (S&D)

 Subject:  AMR, antibiotics and vaccinations
 Answer in writing 

Although the consumption of antibiotics by livestock in the EU has decreased over recent years, this is still a problem that needs to be tackled, particularly in view of the declining efficiency of antibiotics caused by antimicrobial resistance (AMR). According to OECD data, AMR causes nearly 700 000 deaths every year.

Does the Commission have a specific plan for effectively controlling and reducing the use of antibiotics in animals, especially when it comes to prophylactic and metaphylactic (preventive) use, in order to minimise antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the threat it poses to people?

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