2017-10-10

Guidelines for the use of antibiotics in production animals

In 1998 the Swedish Veterinary Association decided to adopt a general policy for the use of antibiotics in animals. Since then specific policies for the use of antibiotics in different species have been adopted and in 2011 guidelines for the use of antibiotics in production animals – cattle and pigs, were accepted. By decision of the board of the Swedish Veterinary Society (SVS) these guidelines were updated in 2013 and 2015.

In 2014, guidelines for the use of antibiotics in goats and sheep were accepted by the Swedish Veterinary Association.

The two sets of guidelines for production animals were translated into English in 2017 and can be downloaded as one common document here