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Poultry Industry Body Welcomes Antimicrobial Strategy

13 September 2013

UK - The British Poultry Council has welcomed the UK Government’s latest antimicrobial resistance strategy.

BPC Agricultural Policy Manager, Máire Burnett, said: “The British Poultry Council welcomes the Government’s antimicrobial resistance strategy. We are strongly committed to the promotion of a responsible and prudent use of antibiotics in poultry production and human medicine.

“Antibiotic resistance is a complex issue and poultry producers take the matter very seriously. The strategy recognises concerted efforts from the animal health sector and refers to the BPC’s voluntary ban on certain antibiotics considered critically important for human health in day-old chicks as a prime example of responsible prescribing in the veterinary sector.

“Alongside RUMA, we look forward to working with the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Veterinary Officer and play an active role in the strategy.”

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