Antibiotics are valuable tools and are essential for the continuing health and welfare of food-producing animals. In addition, they also make a significant contribution to productive and efficient livestock farming.
The animal health industry continues to offer the veterinary profession and the livestock industry a wide range of antibiotics with which to treat infectious bacterial diseases. These products contribute to animal health and welfare by preventing or alleviating pain and discomfort.
The nature of antibiotics is that antibiotic resistance may occur, and so reduce the efficiency of the product. This underlines the necessity to use antibiotics responsibly when treating sick animals.
The administration of antibiotics should be complementary to good farm-management practice and properly designed vaccination programmes. Many disease conditions can be avoided or minimised
EPRUMA booklet PDF download: “Best-practice framework for the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals”
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.