National database of veterinary antibiotic prescriptions


In the context of the Spanish National Plan against Antibiotic Resistance, the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment in collaboration with the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices has defined a policy for the development of a database, collecting data on consumption of antibiotics in Spain and having started at the beginning of 2019. It includes data on all the antibiotics prescribed to all food producing animals.

Data collection

Animal (sub)categories: Only the species (food producing animals) needs to be provided.

Input: Vets are responsible for declaring every month the veterinary antibiotic prescriptions. The PRAN recommends the use of different electronic prescription systems to make the declaration of prescriptions, and in this way facilitate the obtaining of information.

Analysis, benchmarking and reporting

The indicator is under consideration. Benchmarking and reporting are currently not planned.

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