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Antibiotic use

The global spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria is one of the biggest threats against human and animal health.

In 2015, AniCura took a strategic decision to ensure a wiser use of antibiotics at its clinics. Between 2018 and 2030, the goal is to reduce antibiotics use by half. The efforts targets four stakeholder groups; prescribing veterinarians, other clinical staff, referring veterinarians and pet owners.

“Antibiotics are important pharmaceuticals. Every second, every minute and every day they save lives”

Ulrika Grönlund, Group Medical Quality Manager

Through AniCura’s quality program, the use of antibiotics at AniCura’s clinics is measured and monitored every year. Use of antibiotics at AniCura's clinics has decreased significantly between 2016-2019. In Germany, Austria & Switzerland specifically, antibiotic use has been halved.

In 2019, a new international working group was established to further support clinics in achieving a wiser use of antibiotics.