Press releases

Read the press releases relating to the most recent DANMAP report.
The consumption of antibiotics in animal production continues to fall

The reduction in antibiotic consumption in animals was particularly marked in 2021. Partly because of the two tonnes that are no longer used for mink, and partly because antibiotic consumption inpigs, poultry and fish was lower than in the previous year. This are some of the findings in this year’s DANMAP report from Statens Serum Institut and the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark.

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Antibiotic resistance in animals and meat is generally stable 

The occurrence of antibiotic resistance in bacteria from food-producing animals and meat in Denmark was stable or decreasing in 2021. However, a few notable findings of critical resistances have been identified, the annual DANMAP monitoring shows.

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Consumption of antibiotics dropped significantly during the pandemic

The number of antibiotics prescribed by general practitioners dropped significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The level of antibiotic resistance dropped jointly. These are some of the main findings from DANMAP 2021, the surveillance report issued by the Danish Technical University and Statens Serum Institut. 

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8 JUNE 2023