• VETRESPONSABLE publishes Responsible Use guide for equidae

  • August 20, 2015
  • 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.

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  • EPRUMA releases statement on Antibiotic Awareness Day 2014

  • November 18, 2014
  • 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.

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  • RUMA issue wide ranging position paper on antibiotic resistance and antibiotic use in livestock

  • September 10, 2014
  • 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.

  • Belgian antibiotic consumption report 2013 shows use reduction

  • July 03, 2014
  • 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.

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  • EPRUMA now on Twitter

  • March 14, 2014
  • EPRUMA is now on Twitter: https://twitter.com/epruma1. Follow us for latest news on the responsible use of veterinary medicines in Europe.

Latest tweet

  • 23 August
    RT @charlierjo: Registration and abstract submission for COST Action COMBAR working group meeting in Leon 26-27 september organized by @mar
  • 22 August
    RT @RUMA_UK: Check out the speaker line up at this conference. First time focusing on the supply chain as well... https://t.co/kRuiV40QJQ h…
  • 8 August
    RT @animalshealthes: Se reduce la venta de antibióticos en la industria de la sanidad animal https://t.co/vTJdt6GfFH


  • 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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