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Swedish government pushes for antibiotic reform
By Georgi Gyton
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The Swedish government pushed for EU reforms on antibiotic use in healthy livestock. It expanded the scope of its domestic animal care farm improvement scheme to include creating a "partnership of like-minded European states", willing to back its push for reforms. The country’s rural affairs minister Eskil Erlandsson said over-use of antibiotics not only reduced resilience to disease in healthy animals, but it was also a public health issue.