On their 10th anniversary, EPRUMA animal health operators launch new guidance document for the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals
Brussels, 10 November 2015 – Members of the European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA) celebrate today 10 years of collective action to ensure best practice in animal health. EPRUMA reinforces its commitment to work together with policy and decision makers and all parties concerned at European and national levels, to promote responsible use as part of a holistic approach to disease prevention and control, and to support animal health and welfare.
Brussels, 20 August 2015 - Spain’s VETRESPONSABLE has launched a guideline for the responsible use of veterinary medicines in equidae, which is available on www.vetresponsable.es. The guideline aims to be a useful tool for veterinarians in ensuring the correct prescription and use of veterinary medicines in their day-to-day work.
Brussels, 20 August 2015 - UK's Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) recently launched revised guidelines for farmers and veterinarians on the Responsible Use of antimicrobials in cattle production. They are available on RUMA’s new-look website at www.ruma.org.uk.
Brussels, 15 April 2015 - The European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA) welcomes the Netherlands Veterinary Medicines Authority (SDa) as an associate partner. Having SDa on board alongside national Responsible Use platforms from Belgium, Spain and the United Kingdom means a strengthened representation for EPRUMA and greater stakeholder dialogue on the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines.
European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2014: EPRUMA calls on the EU institutions to promote the Responsible Use of antibiotics from a One-Health perspective
Brussels, 18 November 2014 – EPRUMA reiterates its commitment to promoting the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines, including antibiotics, and calls on the EU institutions to adopt a true One-Health approach regarding antibiotic policy.
10 September 2014: RUMA has published a wide ranging position paper on antibiotic resistance and antibiotic use in livestock.
Announcing the publication, RUMA Secretary General, John FitzGerald, said that understandably there is much debate at present on antibiotic resistance in human medicine and antibiotic use in human and veterinary medicine. The Prime Minister has raised the issue and two Parliamentary Committees have considered it with various groups, including RUMA, making submissions. This paper clarifies RUMA’s position on antibiotic resistance and how antibiotics can be responsibly used in UK livestock. It also addresses some of the inaccurate assertions about the use of antibiotics in livestock in the recent Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics (ASOA) paper.
Download the RUMA new story and the position paper from http://www.ruma.org.uk/news/20140408.htm.
8 July 2014: EPRUMA has produced a short video featuring its Chairman, Gwyn Jones, who explains the work of EPRUMA and what the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines means.
3 July 2014: Representatives from the Belgian Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products presented the 5th national report on veterinary surveillance of antibacterial consumption (BelVetSac) to a wide range of animal health stakeholders in Brussels today. For the second consecutive year, the report indicates a clear reduction in antibiotic use in veterinary medicine in Belgium.
20 May 2014: EPRUMA is happy to welcome AMCRA and VETRESPONSABLE, the Belgian and Spanish stakeholder platforms for the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines, as associate members. Having AMCRA and VETRESPONSABLE on board means a strengthened representation for EPRUMA.
United Kingdom's Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) fully supports the UK Government’s five-year antimicrobial resistance strategy that was launched on 10 September 2013 and has produced an action plan for the livestock sector.
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
A fact sheet explaining the Responsible Use of medicines in animals, as well as EPRUMA's role and objectives.