Progress Toward Reducing the Need for Antibiotics

Animal health companies are ahead of schedule in delivering on commitments to address antibiotic resistance, which includes developing new vaccines. The industry has also helped train 650,000 veterinarians and invested billions in veterinary research in the past two years as part of an industry-wide strategy to help reduce the need for antibiotics, a HealthforAnimals progress report shows.


Developing 100 new vaccines by 2025 was one of 25 commitments made by the world’s largest animal health companies in a Roadmap to Reducing the Need for Antibiotics, which was published in 2019 by industry association HealthforAnimals.