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

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.

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EPRUMA video: Chairman, Gwyn Jones, on Responsible Use

8 July 2014: EPRUMA has produced a short video featuring its Chairman, Gwyn Jones, who explains the work of EPRUMA and what the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines means.

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  • 8 July 2014: EPRUMA has produced a video featuring its Chaiman, Gwyn Jones. He explains the role and work of

  • EPRUMA's Chairman, Gwyn Jones, explains the work of EPRUMA and the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines

  • EPRUMA document on veterinary medicinal product terminology including terms such as: antimicrobials -

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  • Leaflet explaining EPRUMA’s goal, objectives and activities and highlighting the responsibility of farmers,

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