Use of antibiotics

The National Working Group for Meat Poultry Health Care (ETU) has since 2007 collected data about antimicrobial use for meat poultry in Finland through a yearly questionnaire aimed to the companies breeding and rearing nearly 100 % of the broilers and turkeys in Finland.

The main reasons for the need of antimicrobial medications were Tenosynovitis (S. aureus) of the broiler GP and P flocks and Necrotic Enteritis of the meat turkeys. Penicillin and amoxicillin have been the most commonly used antibiotics.

Use of antibiotics in broiler production in Finland 2007-2023 (PDF)

Use of antibiotics in turkey meat production in Finland 2007-2023 (PDF)


See more about Consumption of antimicrobials in food-producing animals in Finland (Natural Resources Institute Finland)

Comparative data on the use of antibiotics for production animals in Europe (EMA)