• 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.

  • 3rd international conference on Responsible Use of antibiotics in animals

  • January 16, 2014
  • The 3rd international conference on Responsible Use of antibiotics in animals will be held in Amsterdam from 29 September to 1 October 2014. It is aimed at the animal health industry and the medical community, users of antibiotics in animals - such as veterinarians, producers, and nutritionists - and other food-chain stakeholders, as well as regulators, policy makers, researchers, educators, and consumer organisations.

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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, as well as EPRUMA's role and objectives.

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