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  • EPRUMA now on Twitter

  • Category: News
  • March 14, 2014
  • EPRUMA is now on Twitter: https://twitter.com/epruma1.

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  • 3rd international conference on Responsible Use of antibiotics in animals

  • Category: News
  • January 16, 2014
  • The 3rd international conference on Responsible Use of antibiotics in animals will be held in Amsterdam from 29 September to 1 October 2014. It is aimed at the animal health industry and the medical community, users of antibiotics in animals - such as veterinarians, producers, and nutritionists - and other food-chain stakeholders, as well as regulators, policy makers, researchers, educators, and consumer organisations.

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  • Spain launches Responsible Use guidelines for beekeeping

  • Category: News
  • October 17, 2013
  • 18 October 2013: Vetresponsable, the Spanish Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals, has published a guidance document for the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines in beekeeping, a strategically important sector of agriculture.

    The guidance document, which is now available on www.vetresponsable.es, provides veterinarians with general information on veterinary medicines and specific advice on their use as part of a holistic approach including good biosecurity, hygiene, nutrition, diagnosis, etc.

    Download the guidance document.

  • EPRUMA welcomes EGGVP as a new member

  • Category: News
  • October 10, 2013
  • Preview11 October 2013: The European Group for Generic Veterinary Products (EGGVP) has joined EPRUMA. By having EGGVP on board, EPRUMA continues to strengthen its position and network as the European multi-stakeholder platform for the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines.

    EPRUMA now comprises ten organisations representing European veterinarians; farmers; manufacturers of animal medicines and diagnostics; feed manufacturers; professionals working in animal health and sanitary security, as well as sustainable agriculture; and pharmacists.

    EGGVP is an independent organisation representing the industry of generic veterinary medicines in Europe. Their 22 member companies focus on the development and marketing of generic medicines for food-producing animals and pets. See further details on www.eggvp.org.


  • UK Responsible Use alliance appoints Gwyn Jones as Chairman

  • Category: News
  • October 03, 2013
  • 27 September 2013: The UK RUMA alliance (Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture) announces the appointment of Gwyn Jones as Chairman.

    Gwyn Jones is a dairy farmer from Sussex and a strong advocate of the responsible use of medicines on farm. He was previously Vice President of the National Farmers’ Union and is currently Chairman of EPRUMA, the European Union equivalent of RUMA.

    Read the RUMA press release.

  • EPRUMA asks Commissioner Borg to put Responsible Use at the core of EU’s antibiotic strategy

  • Category: News
  • September 20, 2013
  • 20 September 2013: An EPRUMA delegation led by Gwyn Jones, Chairman, met the European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, Tonio Borg, on 16 September. EPRUMA requested the Commission to make the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines a key component of the EU’s antibiotic strategy.

    Veterinarians, farmers and the entire food chain are committed to the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines. This includes raising awareness and promoting training initiatives on the use of best- practice guidelines to make a difference on the ground.  Nevertheless, Gwyn Jones stressed the need for the Commission to support EPRUMA’s activities and to ensure that the Responsible Use concept is promoted in the entire European Union.


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  • Spanish Responsible Use platform launches website and guidelines

  • Category: News
  • June 18, 2013
  • 18 June 2013: Vetresponsable, a Spanish stakeholder initiative on the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines in animals, a spin-off of the national platform for animal health (Vet+i), has just launched its website:  www.vetresponsable.es.

    The website is a powerful information tool for veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and other stakeholders as it explains the goal and benefits of Responsible Use, as well as the registration of veterinary medicines, pharmacovigilance and other related aspects.


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  • 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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  • Responsible use of animal medicine
  • EPRUMA poster explaining the role of veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and pharmacists regarding the

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  • A joint publication by the Turkish Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Pharmacology and

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