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Table 2 Antimicrobial consumption in pigs in the Netherlands in 2012 expressed in numbers of DDDANL/Y, ADDDK/Y and DADDDK/Y per therapeutic group and per farm type and the proportion of DADDDK/Y to DDDANL/Y

From: Influence of applying different units of measurement on reporting antimicrobial consumption data for pig farms

  DDDANL/Y ADDDK/Y DADDDK/Y Proportion DADDDK/Y to DDDANL/Yb (%)
Sows/piglets farms     
 Amphenicols 0.060 0.030 0.060 100.0
 Aminoglycosides 0.004 0.003 0.003 76.7
 Cephalosporins 3rd/4th gen. 0.001 0.001 0.001 100.0
 Combinations 0.290 0.236 0.185 63.6
 Fluoroquinolones 0.001 0.001 0.001 87.7
 Macrolides/lincosamides 1.776 1.798 1.610 90.7a
 Penicillins 5.685 3.882 3.580 63.0
 Pleuromutilines 0.736 0.513 0.629 85.4
 Polymyxines 1.207 1.199 1.815 150.4
 Tetracyclines 6.931 6.640 5.778 83.3
 Trimethoprim/sulfonamidesc 2.513 1.710 1.659 66.0
 Total 19.20 16.01 15.32  
Finisher pigs farms     
 Amphenicols 0.069 0.035 0.069 100.0
 Aminoglycosides - - - -
 Cephalosporins 3rd/4th gen. 0.000 0.000 0.000 100.0
 Combinations 0.081 0.062 0.051 62.2
 Fluoroquinolones 0.000 0.000 0.000 85.6
 Macrolides/lincosamides 1.254 2.216 2.144 171.0a
 Penicillins 1.003 0.736 0.619 61.7
 Pleuromutilines 0.099 0.073 0.077 78.0
 Polymyxines 0.169 0.167 0.253 149.9
 Tetracyclines 7.454 7.320 6.297 84.5
 Trimethoprim/sulfonamidesc 1.651 0.958 0.918 55.6
 Total 11.78 11.57 10.43  
  1. aA detailed analysis of this group of antimicrobials is performed on product level. See text for details
  2. bThis calculation is based on the unrounded numbers of DADDDK/Y and DDDANL/Y
  3. cTrimethoprim/sulphonamides by oral use, applied in combination
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