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The most recent data comparing the use of antimicrobials in human and veterinary medicine are from 2007. The report "Overview of Antimicrobial Usage and Bacterial Resistance in Selected Human and Animal Pathogens in the UK: 2007", published in March 2010, shows that in 2007 in the UK:
335 tonnes of antimicrobial active ingredient were sold for animals reared for food;
34 tonnes were sold for use in domestic animals; and
19 tonnes were sold in veterinary medicines authorised for both farmed and domestic animals.
For human use in the same period:
337 tonnes were prescribed in the community in England, Wales and Northern Ireland during 2007; and
41 tonnes were prescribed in the community in Scotland between April 2007 and March 2008.