Economic Research Report No. (ERR-264) 76 pp

May 2019

The U.S. and EU Animal Pharmaceutical Industries in the Age of Antibiotic Resistance

Increased scrutiny from policymakers and consumers is changing how the animal pharmaceutical industry develops and sells its drugs, which in turn, can affect agricultural production and meat prices. In recent years, antibiotics sales for U.S. and EU food-animal production have shown declines, even as demand for food-animal products has increased.

See related Amber Waves article: Developing Alternatives to Antibiotics Used in Food Animal Production.

Keywords: antibiotics, veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines, livestock, economics, animal pharmaceuticals, innovation, drugs

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Last updated: Thursday, May 30, 2019

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