Antibiotic reduction programme


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Antibiotics are used in poultry production to reduce the impact of bacterial disease and to protect revenue. However, veterinary antibiotic use is receiving attention worldwide, especially in relation to the risk of antibiotic resistance and the possible impact on human health care. Consumers of poultry products are calling for a reduction in antibiotic use or even opting for antibiotic-free products. GD can help you to reduce antibiotic use while protecting animal health, welfare and revenue.

Why participate

  • Gain insight into antibiotic use and strategies on how to reduce this in your company.
  • Reduce antibiotic use in a responsible way while protecting your revenue.
  • Possibility to deliver antibiotic-free products.

What sampling is involved

  • Registration of antibiotic use in a standard format to quantify antibiotic use per farm or production site. By using a standard format, benchmarking of farms or production sites within a production is possible.
  • Bacteriology and antibiotic susceptibility testing according to international standards.

How you get advised

  • Protocols and training on diagnostics, diagnosis and intervention plans specific to your situation and per level of use.

     Start  Assessment of overall use Reduction of prophylactic use
     Reduction and refinement  Reduction of metaphylactic use
     Optimization of treatments to improve efficacy
     Monitoring  Continued registration
     Possibility to deliver antibiotic free products
  • Standardised registration of antibiotic use (benchmarking of production sites and comparison with peers).
  • Complete approach to reducing antibiotic use: diagnostics, treatments, vaccinations, farm management, biosecurity etc.


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