Core competencies on Antimicrobial Stewardship for farmers: objectives and application


What is a core competency? The EU-JAMRAI uses the ECDC’s definition of a core competency referring to “the proven ability to use knowledge, skills and personal, social and/or methodological abilities, in work or study situations and in professional and personal development” that should be a minimum pre-requisite, common to all professionals in this...

ESVAC report shows good progress on Responsible Use of antibiotics in animals


The latest European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption (ESVAC) report shows that 25 European countries register a 34.6% overall decline in sales of antibiotics for animal health purposes since 2011. This is the result of more than a decade of efforts in the animal sector to increase disease prevention and improve animal health...

Policy targets should aim at ensuring responsible use of veterinary antibiotics


Brussels, July 2020: The EU Farm to Fork strategy published in May sets out proposals for legislative revisions and targets to ensure a transition in Europe to a more sustainable food system. EPRUMA welcomes the ambition of the transition and highlights that the livestock sector has already made great progress in working towards the antimicrobial use target...

EPRUMA guidelines on the responsible use of antibiotics for the European Antibiotic Awareness Day


Brussels, 18 November 2019: Since 2005 EPRUMA has been actively promoting best practices for responsible use of medicines in animals and has published two best-practices guidelines for the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals (you can download our guidelines here). On European Antibiotics Awareness Day EPRUMA partners restate our adherence to...

New chair for EPRUMA


Brussels, 22 October 2019: The European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA) is pleased to announce its newly elected chair Steve Hallahan, a veterinary surgeon from Ireland. Representing the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations, the new chair adds a renewed impetus to the platform’s promotion of...

Open letter to MEPs on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)


Today, 17 organisations active in human and animal health have sent an open letter to the Members of the European Parliament, urging them to bring antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to the forefront of EU interinstitutional discussions and to support the establishment of a dedicated AMR parliamentary group. AMR is a major and complex public health threat...

EPRUMA publishes new best-practice guidances for the use of vaccines in animals


The European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA) has launched a new publication entitled: EPRUMA best-practice framework for the use of vaccines in animals. 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...

EPRUMA on European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018: #KeepAntibioticsWorking


EPRUMA partners recognise that animals, humans and the environment are interconnected. Healthy animals contribute to healthier people and EPRUMA partners are committed to make this happen.

EPRUMA publishes new best-practice guidance for anthelmintic use in food-producing animals


The European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA) has launched a new publication entitled: EPRUMA best-practice framework on the use of anthelmintics in food-producing animals. Anthelmintic resistance predominantly affects sheep, goats, cattle and horses and has serious implications on animal health and wellbeing, and...

EPRUMA calls for a EU One-Health approach to vaccines


EPRUMA welcomes DG SANTE’s initiative to strengthen EU citizens’ awareness about the benefits of vaccination, and notices that the current public consultation on ‘Strengthened cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases’ does not cover vaccination in veterinary medicine, an essential element of a One Health approach. We call on the EU...

EPRUMA on European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2017: #KeepAntibioticsWorking


EPRUMA welcomes the 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day, and pledges to promote the responsible use of antibiotics, as part of the veterinarians’ toolbox, and fight antimicrobial resistance with a One Health approach. Watch the video of EPRUMA's Chairman, Rens van Dobbenburgh, explains what our platform is doing to keep antibiotics working.

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2016: EPRUMA pledges to promote responsible use


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...