Antibiotic submission deadline approaching for pigs

Monday, 1 August 2022

The Red Tractor deadline for submitting Q2 (April–June) antibiotic data for pigs is 11 August 2022.

You can enter your data at:

As well as collecting data on antibiotic usage in the pig sector, the electronic medicine book (eMB) can also be used as the full legal medicine book for your holding. Access to this website is through the same log-in details that you already use for the AHDB Pig Hub and eAML2.

The latest data collected using the eMB showed that the amount of antibiotics used to treat pigs on UK farms in 2021 fell by 17%, bringing the total reduction since 2015 to 69%. This represents approximately 95% of pigs slaughtered in the UK.

If your eMB report highlights issues of concern, such as being a top 5% Persistently High User (PHU), or top 10% warnings, we have produced a template you can use with your vet to create an Antibiotic Reduction Plan, you can download this here.

Find out more about eMB and watch a how-to video to entering your data.