EU – livestock production rules: Antibiotics only “when the use of phytotherapeutic, homeopathic and other products is inappropriate”

For organic farming, the EU rules that animal welfare has to be prioritized and:

“disease shall be treated immediately to avoid suffering to the animal; chemically synthesised allopathic veterinary medicinal products including antibiotics may be used where necessary and under strict conditions, when the use of phytotherapeutic, homeopathic and other products is inappropriate.”

This information was published 25th April 2015 in the Official Journal of the European Union at: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32007R0834&from=EN

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