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Table 1 Sales (tonnes sold) of veterinary antimicrobials including 3rd & 4th generation cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones & macrolides for the years 2014–2018 [28,29,30,31,32]

From: Current antimicrobial use in farm animals in the Republic of Ireland

Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All AM classes 89.4 96.9 103.4 99.7 99.4
3rd & 4th gen. Cephalosporins 0.24 0.22 0.25 0.30 0.33
Fluoroquinolones 0.69 0.79 0.94 0.85 0.84
Macrolides 6.26 5.58 6.58 7.17 7.07