Antimicrobial resistance programme

Established in 1999, the Antimicrobial Resistance Steering Committee meets regularly to monitor the prudent use of anti-microbial products such as antibiotics used in agriculture. Agcarm is represented on the committee.

Antibiotic sales analysis

An antibiotic sales analysis for the period 2009-11, from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), showed that overall use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine and horticulture decreased by 19 percent.