Antimicrobial resistance hit the headlines again this week, this time courtesy of England's Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies, who, in her annual report, warned that ‘global action is needed to tackle the catastrophic effect of antimicrobial resistance
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VEGA comments that the Swann Report in 1969 pointed to the danger of using powerful antibiotics in animal feedstuffs. This policy has been raised time and time again and there have been some efforts to address medical uses and lack of effective control on metaphylaxis in animal feedstuffs.
Now so late we are rueing the muddle and lack of activity and this will cause lots of difficulties in welfare and hygiene in both animals and human beings. How often do we have to set up more and more committees to raise obvious offences to welfare of humans and animals?
The public too must be more powerful in insisting on straightforward dealing in this matter urgently, telling them about the consequences in farming practices and other misuses.