About Responsible Use

Responsible use of medicines in animals is based on a holistic approach of minimising disease through concepts including:

  • biosecurity: a set of preventative measures aiming to keep groups of animals healthy or to limit the spread of diseases within an animal population;
  • good housing and ventilation;
  • good hygiene;
  • appropriate nutrition;
  • regular monitoring of health and welfare;
  • animal health planning;
  • use of diagnostics;
  • vaccination;
  • using and maintaining the pharmacovigilance system.

When disease occurs, diagnosis and treatment under veterinary care should follow. Veterinary medicines should be used according to the instructions given by the veterinarian and/or medicine manufacturers.

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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

  • 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, as well as EPRUMA's role and objectives.

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