About Veterinary Medicines

Veterinary medicines are substances intended for use to prevent or cure disease in animals. They support both the health and welfare of both food-producing animals and pets. 

There are 3 main types:

  • Vaccines: They are made from a killed or weakened disease organism or part of it which does not cause disease when administered to the patient, but stimulates the body to produce antibodies and protective cells that can combat the disease.
  • Antibiotics: These are substances that kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria.
  • Parasiticides: These are substances that destroy parasites, which can be either internal or external.

Veterinary medicines are licensed.

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See further information in the EPRUMA video on the role of the animal health industry regarding the responsible use of veterinary medicines.

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  • 19 April
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    On Saturday 20 April we celebrate #WorldAnimalVaccinationDay. Why is this important? Because by vaccinating animals… https://t.co/TQzGSBE0KF
  • 16 April
    EPRUMA@epruma1
    RT @animalhealthEU: Do you know how vaccines work? ✅ They teach the immune system how to defend the body by using dead or weakened antige…
  • 11 April
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    RT @epruma1: EPRUMA partners promote good animal health practices & responsible use of veterinary medicines. Responsible use of antibiotics…

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

  • 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, and EPRUMA's role and objectives.

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