EPRUMA on European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018: #KeepAntibioticsWorking

  • November 14, 2018
  • Brussels, 14 November 2018: 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. 


    • Veterinary medicines, including antibiotics, need to be used responsibly in order to maintain efficacy and both prevent and minimise adverse reactions.  
    • Responsible use is based on a holistic approach of minimising disease which encompasses enhancing knowledge on disease prevention, animal health, animal welfare and husbandry practices
    • Antibiotics should be used ‘As little as possible, as much as necessary’.
    On European Antibiotics Awareness Day EPRUMA partners restate our adherence to these principes, and reaffirm our commitment to the following objectives: 
    • Promoting animal health and welfare 
    • Working together to reach the highest achievable level on animal health 
    • Facilitating coordination and exchange of information on best practice 
    • Engaging and communicating to increase understanding of EPRUMA's approach 
    • Developing best-practice frameworks on the responsible use and advocating for enhanced availability 
    • Supporting transparency of use of veterinary medicines
    • Sharing knowledge by developing awareness campaigns on responsible use. 
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