India to step up efforts to regulate use of antibiotics in chickens through ‘One Health’ initiative

Under this plan having multiple regulatory components, the department of biotechnology and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) will join hands to launch a “compulsory” national immunisation programme for livestock to address vaccine preventable disease. Estimates of global antibiotic used in poultry, swine and cattle in 2010 indicate that India accounted for 3% of global consumption and the country was among the top consumers worldwide, along with China, the US and Brazil.

from India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India – Times of India http://bit.ly/2Gxkeia

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