Domestic sales distribution of antimicrobial drugs for use in livestock in the United States from 2009 to 2017, by indication*
Antimicrobial drugs for livestock sales distribution by indication U.S. 2009-2017
This statistic depicts the domestic sales distribution of antimicrobial drugs for usage in livestock in the United States from 2009 to 2017, by indication. In 2013, 28 percent of medically important antimicrobials sales were used for therapeutic indications only.
Domestic sales distribution of antimicrobial drugs for use in livestock in the United States from 2009 to 2017, by indication*
Production or production/therapeutic indicationsTherapeutic indications only
2017**0%100%
201669%31%
201571%29%
201472%28%
201372%28%
201268%32%
201170%30%
201071%29%
200972%28%
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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2009 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* Includes antimicrobial drug applications which are approved and labeled for use in both food-producing animals (e.g., cattle and swine) and nonfood-producing animals (e.g., dogs and cats).
Includes medically important drugs only.
Production indications: e.g., increased rate of weight gain or improved feed efficiency.
Therapeutic indications: e.g., treatment, control, or prevention of a specific disease.
** The quantity reported in 2017 under the production indications category dropped to zero as a result of the implementation of GFI #213.Applications that were formerly in the Production category were voluntarily withdrawn. Applications that were formerly in the Production/Therapeutic Indications category had production claims eliminated and were moved to the Therapeutic Only Indications category.

Antimicrobial drugs for livestock sales distribution by indication U.S. 2009-2017
This statistic depicts the domestic sales distribution of antimicrobial drugs for usage in livestock in the United States from 2009 to 2017, by indication. In 2013, 28 percent of medically important antimicrobials sales were used for therapeutic indications only.
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