Hetty van Beers, Managing Director of the Dutch Veterinary Medicines Authority (SDa), and associate partner of EPRUMA, was recently appointed as merit member by the Royal Dutch Veterinary Association (KNMvD). The award comes in recognition of her remarkable work with SDa, and her contribution to the KNMvD and the veterinary profession as a whole. EPRUMA joins the KNMvD in congratulating her for this well-deserved award. Mrs van Beers graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht in 1988 and completed her PhD in 1996. Before joining the Dutch Veterinary Medicines Authority in 2012, she worked at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht, at the Animal Health Service in Deventer, and as a veterinary practitioner. For further details, see the KNMvD website
Brussels, 18 November 2016: EPRUMA welcomes the 9th edition of European Antibiotic Awareness Day, and takes the opportunity to reiterate its commitment to promoting the responsible use of all veterinary medicines, including antibiotics. Cooperation between EU institutions, national authorities and key stakeholders - working in both human and animal health - is critical to ensure the responsible use of all antibiotics from a truly One-Health approach, and to fight antimicrobial resistance. On European Antibiotic Awareness Day, EPRUMA reconfirms its firm commitment to promoting the responsible use of veterinary medicines through the collaborative work of its 10 member organisations. This includes facilitating information exchange on best practices, developing best-practice framework documents, and supporting transparency on antibiotic use through surveillance and resistance monitoring.
EPRUMA/Slovak Presidency workshop on 'Creating a common understanding on the responsible use of veterinary medicines' Download the presentations: EPRUMA: Setting the sceneRens van Dobbenburgh, EPRUMA Chair The Slovak Presidency's views on the responsible use of veterinary medicinesJozef Bires, Slovak Chief Veterinary Officer Benefits of sharing best practicesKoen Van Dyck, DG SANTE EU-level survey: Factors influencing antibiotic prescribing habits Nancy de Briyne, FVE EU-level citizens' survey on attitudes towards veterinary medicinesRoxane Feller, IFAH-Europe Case study: ECOANTIBIO (France)Bruno Ferreira, French Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Case study: Responsible use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (United Kingdom)Gwyn Jones, RUMA Top successes in BelgiumFabiana Dal Pozzo, AMCRA Top successes in the NetherlandsHetty van Beers, SDa Top successes in SpainMaría Jaureguízar, VETRESPONSABLE Signature of EPRUMA declaration Download press release
Brussels, 11 March 2016 – EPRUMA welcomes the European Parliament’s vote of yesterday on the proposal for a Regulation on veterinary medicinal products, which recognises that the responsible use of veterinary medicines goes hand in hand with good animal husbandry. EPRUMA partners will continue to advance their common agenda to increase awareness, understanding and implementation of the best animal health practices including responsible use across the EU for the benefit of animal health and welfare, as well as public health.
Brussels, 24 February 2016 – EPRUMA is happy to announce the appointment of FVE-Vice President Rens van Dobbenburgh as new Chairman. Mr van Dobbenburgh also chairs the FVE/UEVP Medicines Working Group. He will lead EPRUMA for a 3-year period, succeeding Gwyn Jones (Copa-Cogeca/NFU).
Veterinary medicines regulation: medicines availability and responsible use go hand in hand, EPRUMA says Brussels, 18 February 2016 – EPRUMA partners welcome the European Parliament Environment and Public Health Committee’s efforts to ensure an increased availability of veterinary medicines and support innovation in animal health. The availability and responsible use of medicines are inter-twined, and EPRUMA partners continue to work together to disseminate and encourage the implementation of best practice in the use of all veterinary medicines including antibiotics.
8 February 2016 - Spain’s VETRESPONSABLE has launched a brand new guidance document on the responsible use of veterinary medicines in bovine, which is available on www.vetresponsable.es. The document 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 - 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.
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.
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.