MEPs to vote on curbing use of antibiotics on farms – Carthy

October 25, 2018

The European Parliament will today vote on plans to curb use of antibiotics on farms.

The proposed new law will limit the use of antimicrobials in animals as a preventative measure, to halt the spread of drug resistance from animals to humans.

If implemented, giving drugs to animals will only be allowed when justified by a vet when there’s a high risk of infection.

The plans will also curb the practice of giving drugs to a group of animals when only one shows signs of infection.

The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy explains.

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