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FDA Launches Interactive Summary of Biomass-Adjusted Antimicrobial Sales Data in Food Animals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched an Interactive Summary of Biomass-Adjusted Antimicrobial Sales Data.

The display applies a biomass denominator to adjust existing annual antimicrobial sales and distribution data for medically important antimicrobial drugs sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals (cattle, swine, chickens, and turkeys) in the United States for years 2016 to 2020. Animal biomass is defined as the population of a given livestock species in the U.S. multiplied by the average weight of that species. In this method, a biomass denominator adjusts annual antimicrobial sales data to account for the size of the population of a given livestock species in the U.S. potentially being treated with those drugs.

See the interactive summary at https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/antimicrobial-resistance/biomass-adjusted-antimicrobial-sales-and-distribution-data-food-producing-animals-interactive.

The interactive summary allows users to customize data visualizations using criteria such as antimicrobial drug class, species, and year.

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