Best practice guides
Best Practice Framework on the Responsible use of vaccines
Veterinary vaccination plays a key role in protecting animal and public health, as an integral part of overall One Health plans against infectious diseases. The lack of knowledge on the effects of animal vaccination on public health and a growing hesitancy over vaccine use reinforce the need for greater awareness on the benefits of animal vaccination and their proper use.
Best Practice Framework on the use of anthelmintics in food-producing animals
Anthelmintic resistance predominantly affects sheep, goats, cattle and horses and has serous implication on the health, wellbeing and subsequently productivity of livestock. EPRUMA partners have recognised the emerging risk of anthelmintic resistance and agree that it is time to take action to ensure the responsible use of veterinary anthelmintics in food-producing animals. With this brochure, EPRUMA promotes coordinated efforts of all involved stakeholders.
Best-practice framework for the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals in the EU - Reaching for the next level
EPRUMA brochure explaining the role and benefits of antibiotics in animal health and describing best-practice for their use in food-producing animals at the farm. It outlines a 'next level' approach following on from the 2008 'EPRUMA best-practice framework for the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals'. The brochure presents both a more holistic and more specific approach to implementing responsible use of antibiotics for further optimisation of animal health. It also gives guidance on indoor and free-range production, housing, biosecurity, nutrition, etc. and it includes a decision tree on the use of veterinary antibiotics in food-producing animals.
Best-practice framework for the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals in the EU
EPRUMA booklet explaining the role and benefits of antibiotics in animal health and describing best-practice for their use in food-producing animals at the farm. The document is available in 12 languages: Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish and Hungarian. Most of these language versions have been produced by local stakeholders who are actively promoting them nationally. The document was originally published in 2008 and updated in 2015 to align it with the 'EPRUMA document on veterinary medicinal product terminology'.