No Antibiotics Breeding
What is No Antibiotics Breeding
It means no use of antibiotics, hormones or any other exogenous drug during breeding process.
History and Current Status of the Use of Antibiotics in Farming
Currently, more than half of the world produced antibiotics are used for the aquaculture industry. 2005 statistics show that Chinese annual productions of antibiotic raw materials are 210,000 tons, among which 9.7 million tons (46.1% of annual production) are for animal husbandry. US Concerned Scientific Unions (UCS) estimates that about 70 percent of antibiotics and related drugs are used as feed additive antibiotics for chickens, pigs, cattle. At the 10th PLA Laboratory Medicine Conference, Mr. Ma, the deputy director of National Bacterial Resistance Monitoring Center has pointed out that abuse of antibiotics is more serious than people imagined; 90 percent of the total global annual consumption of antibiotics is used in edible animals.
Abuse of Antibiotics
The overuse of antibiotics in aquaculture has increased the difficulty of animal diseases’ prevention and control, and directly or indirectly caused more harm human health. Animal drug residues make human pathogen develop resistance and superbug. Latest research shows that antibiotics abuse is the source of zoonosis. In the Netherlands, 20% of human superbug (MRSA, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus or anti-oxacillin staphylococcus aureus) infection cases are from one new virus that initially appears only in pigs.
No Antibiotics Breeding Is the Inevitable Direction of Future Development
In recent years, countries in the world are aware of the problem of abuse of antibiotics, and in developed countries, farming methods without antibiotics have become popular that represent the development direction of healthy farming. For example, as early as in 1986, Sweden announced the ban on antibiotics as feed additives. Successively, Denmark banned a variety of antibiotics as growth promoters; in 2008, Danish domestic pig production fell by nearly 50% compared with the highest use of antibiotics. In 2006, the EU Member States fully stopped the use of all antibiotic growth promoters.