Brussels, 11 March 2016 – EPRUMA welcomes the European Parliament’s vote of yesterday on the proposal for a Regulation on veterinary medicinal products, which recognises that the responsible use of veterinary medicines goes hand in hand with good animal husbandry. EPRUMA partners will continue to advance their common agenda to increase awareness, understanding and implementation of the best animal health practices including responsible use across the EU for the benefit of animal health and welfare, as well as public health.
Brussels, 24 February 2016 – EPRUMA is happy to announce the appointment of FVE-Vice President Rens van Dobbenburgh as new Chairman. Mr van Dobbenburgh also chairs the FVE/UEVP Medicines Working Group. He will lead EPRUMA for a 3-year period, succeeding Gwyn Jones (Copa-Cogeca/NFU).
Veterinary medicines regulation: medicines availability and responsible use go hand in hand, EPRUMA says
Brussels, 18 February 2016 – EPRUMA partners welcome the European Parliament Environment and Public Health Committee’s efforts to ensure an increased availability of veterinary medicines and support innovation in animal health. The availability and responsible use of medicines are inter-twined, and EPRUMA partners continue to work together to disseminate and encourage the implementation of best practice in the use of all veterinary medicines including antibiotics.
EPRUMA welcomes the EFSA/ECDC report on antimicrobial resistance and re-emphasises its commitment to the responsible use of veterinary medicines
Brussels, 12 February 2016 – EPRUMA is happy to note that the trend analyses observed in the latest joint EFSA/ECDC EU-wide report on antimicrobial resistance show that in several Member States efforts to stabilise and reduce absolute levels of resistance are delivering. EPRUMA partners’ firm commitment to the responsible use of veterinary medicines, including antibiotics, is making a difference on the ground.
8 February 2016 - Spain’s VETRESPONSABLE has launched a brand new guidance document on the responsible use of veterinary medicines in bovine, which is available on www.vetresponsable.es. The document aims to be a useful tool for veterinarians in ensuring the correct prescription and use of veterinary medicines in their day-to-day work.
European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2015:EPRUMA calls on the EU institutions to adopt a science-based antibiotic policy from a One-Health perspective
Brussels, 18 November 2015 – EPRUMA reiterates its commitment to promoting the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines, including antibiotics, and calls on the EU institutions to adopt a science-based antibiotic policy from a One-Health approach.
On their 10th anniversary, EPRUMA animal health operators launch new guidance document for the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals
Brussels, 10 November 2015 – Members of the European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA) celebrate today 10 years of collective action to ensure best practice in animal health. EPRUMA reinforces its commitment to work together with policy and decision makers and all parties concerned at European and national levels, to promote responsible use as part of a holistic approach to disease prevention and control, and to support animal health and welfare.
Brussels, 20 August 2015 - Spain’s VETRESPONSABLE has launched a guideline for the responsible use of veterinary medicines in equidae, which is available on www.vetresponsable.es. The guideline aims to be a useful tool for veterinarians in ensuring the correct prescription and use of veterinary medicines in their day-to-day work.
Brussels, 20 August 2015 - UK's Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) recently launched revised guidelines for farmers and veterinarians on the Responsible Use of antimicrobials in cattle production. They are available on RUMA’s new-look website at www.ruma.org.uk.
Brussels, 15 April 2015 - The European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA) welcomes the Netherlands Veterinary Medicines Authority (SDa) as an associate partner. Having SDa on board alongside national Responsible Use platforms from Belgium, Spain and the United Kingdom means a strengthened representation for EPRUMA and greater stakeholder dialogue on the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines.
A fact sheet explaining the Responsible Use of medicines in animals, as well as EPRUMA's role and objectives.
EPRUMA brochure explaining the role and benefits of antibiotics in animal health and describing best-practice
Leaflet explaining EPRUMA’s goal, objectives and activities and highlighting the responsibility of farmers,