EPRUMA partners include European organisations representing:

  • veterinarians
  • farmers and agri-cooperatives
  • manufacturers of animal medicines and diagnostics
  • feed manufacturers
  • professionals working in animal health and sanitary security
  • professionals working in sustainable agriculture
  • pharmacists

Associate partners (National Responsible Use stakeholder platforms)

  • RUMA (associate partner)

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  • Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (UK)
    RUMA was established in November 1997 to promote the highest standards of food safety, animal health and animal welfare in the British livestock industry.

    It is a unique, indenpendent non-profit group involving organisations that represent all stages of the food chain from 'farm to fork'. This reflects the importance of traceability, transparency and accountability at all stages in the chain: from primary food production, through processing, manufacturing and retailing to the final consumer. Its membership includes organisations representing interests in agriculture, veterinary practice, animal medicines industry, farm assurance, training, retailers, consumers and animal welfare interests.

    RUMA aims to produce a co-ordinated and integrated approach to best practice in animal medicine use. It has an established communications network with government departments and many non-governmental organisations.

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  • AMCRA (associate partner)

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  • Centre for Expertise On Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance in Animals (Belgium)

    AMCRA's mission is to collect and analyse all data related to antimicrobial use and resistance in animals in Belgium and to communicate the outcomes in a neutral and objective manner, in order to safeguard both public and animal health and welfare, and to achieve a durable policy of veterinary antimicrobial use in Belgium. AMCRA became operational in January 2012. It proposes guidelines to direct the whole animal industry towards a rational reduction of antimicrobial use.

    A comprehensive advisory board ensures a maximal participation of all stakeholders involved. The members of the advisory board get together at least once a year to make recommendations to the  AMCRA Board on working methods, tasks to be performed and/or specific subjects to be studied, and to evaluate the results of AMCRA. From the advisory board, experts are recruited to be part of specific technical working meetings. Only through concerted action, the challenging goals of this industry-wide and unique initiative can and will be met.

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  • VETRESPONSABLE (associate partner)

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  • Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (Spain)

    Vetresponsable is a national initiative created by the Spanish Technology Platform for Animal Health, Vet+I, to promote the responsible use of veterinary medicines both in the prevention and control of animal diseases, and to reinforce the veterinary pharmacovigilance system.

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  • SDa (associate partner)

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  • The Netherlands Veterinary Medicines Authority

    The Netherlands Veterinary Medicines Authority (SDa) is an independent agency established in 2010 to promote responsible drug use in Dutch animal husbandries in general and especially usage of antibiotics.

    For further information visit the SDA website.

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  • On European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November 2016)  EPRUMA's Chairman, Rens van Dobbenburgh, pledges to

  • EPRUMA declaration on 'Our 7 commitments to the responsible use of veterinary medicines': signed in Brussels

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  • A fact sheet explaining the responsible use of medicines in animals, and EPRUMA's role and objectives.

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