Antimicrobial Stewardship


Promote a preventive approach to animal health with positive implications on human health


Promote responsible use of antibiotics through technical education, introducing antibiotic alternatives, and developing diagnostic and digital tools


Continued to collaborate with global stakeholders to promote responsible use of antibiotics.
Launched new diagnostic tools to support better identification of pathogens in dairy cows.


Innovate around antimicrobial resistance to reduce the dependency on antibiotic classes shared with human health


Began a collaboration to discover and develop novel antibiotics for animal health.
Livestock Antibiotic Sales Chart - Zoetis

As the animal health industry strives to reduce the need to use antibiotics and promote a One Health approach, Zoetis’ commitment to bringing innovation focused on prevention, genetic testing, diagnostics, data analytics and supporting our customers with responsible use education along with many other factors, has resulted in a steady decrease of our livestock antibiotic sales in recent years.

Dairy cow - Zoetis

Alternatives to Antibiotics

We are committed to veterinarians having viable treatment options to ensure the health and welfare of the animals in their care. Our innovation approach includes seeking new classes of antibiotics for veterinary use only and exploring novel, non-antibiotic, anti-infective solutions. Our scientists are focused on developing potential solutions for the treatment and control of common disease challenges, including necrotic enteritis in poultry, E.coli and swine respiratory disease in pigs, as well as mastitis, metritis, liver abscesses, and bovine respiratory disease in dairy and/or beef cattle. Today, several of these projects continue through our research and development process to find the best solutions for our customers that also support our commitment to reduce the dependency on antibiotic classes shared with human health.

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A.L.P.H.A. with poultry - Zoetis

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