The large-scale research of the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry of Ukraine will be conducted in autumn

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The Project objectives, in particular, will be implemented by surveying more than 600 respondents — business entities from different areas of animal husbandry (pig production, poultry — broiler and layer farms, beekeeping, livestock) and representatives of backyard farms, veterinary medicine and feed production. The research will include enterprises throughout Ukraine.

Therefore, within the framework of the project “Strengthening national capacities to address Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) risks” a list of farms or large industrial enterprises will be formed by the method of random numbers. Specialists of the State Food and Consumer Service will take 350 samples of food products of animal origin and examine them for the content of antimicrobial residues.

In addition, in the course of the study during September-November, more than 600 respondents will be surveyed on the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry:

“The main purpose of the survey is to understand the extent to which our veterinarians and livestock breeders are involved in this problem, and to what extent they understand the dangers of feeding antibiotics.

We believe that the results will show the unwillingness of most people to switch into the category of those who do not use antimicrobials right now. Of course, it is still very difficult. It is necessary to change both the production technology and the feeding system. It is much easier to give an animal an antibiotic than to study alternative methods. No one thinks about the possible consequences. This research, in particular, will help to draw the attention of society and manufacturers to the negative consequences that may result from active "feeding" of antimicrobials right now», stated Oleksandr Revnivtsev, Project coordinator for the survey.

The Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders joined the project of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) “Strengthening national capacities to address Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) risks”. The project aims to assess the real situation of antimicrobial use in animal husbandry, improve the regulatory framework and policy in the country on this issue, improve the capacity of national laboratories and monitoring capabilities, study best practices and patterns of antimicrobial use, prospects for reducing their use in the future.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) aims to reduce world poverty and hunger by developing agriculture, improving nutrition and addressing food security (food availability to all and always). Founded in Quebec on October 16, 1945. The motto is "Helping to build a world without hunger".

Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders — is a non-profit voluntary organization. Established in July 14-th, 2011. At present, AUPB unites 38 farms, supplying over 50% of commercial pork in Ukraine. The main objective of the Association is to protect the rights and interests of pig producers, achieve international standards of production due to the implementation of modern technologies.



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