• Best Practice Framework on the use of anthelmintics in food-producing animals

  • November 05, 2018
  • Preview Anthelmintic resistance predominantly affects sheep, goats, cattle and horses and has serous implication on the health, wellbeing and subsequently productivity of livestock. EPRUMA partners have recognised the emerging risk of anthelmintic resistance and agree that it is time to take action to ensure the responsible use of veterinary anthelmintics in food-producing animals. With this brochure, EPRUMA promotes coordinated efforts of all involved stakeholders. 

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  • Best-practice framework for the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals in the EU - Reaching for the next level

  • November 10, 2015
  • Preview EPRUMA brochure explaining the role and benefits of antibiotics in animal health and describing best-practice for their use in food-producing animals at the farm. It outlines a 'next level' approach following on from the 2008 'EPRUMA best-practice framework for the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals'. The brochures presents both a more holistic and more specific approach to implementing responsible use of antibiotics for further optimisation of animal health. It also gives guidance on indoor and free-range production, housing, biosecurity, nutrition, etc. and it includes a decision tree on the use of veterinary antibiotics in food-producing animals.

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  • Introducing EPRUMA

  • January 12, 2015
  • Preview Leaflet explaining EPRUMA’s goal, objectives and activities and highlighting the responsibility of farmers, veterinarians and pet owners as well as overall societal benefits. Updated in December 2014.

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  • Best-practice framework for the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals in the EU

  • October 20, 2008
  • Preview EPRUMA booklet explaining the role and benefits of antibiotics in animal health and describing best-practice for their use in food-producing animals at the farm. The document is available in 12 languages: Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish and Hungarian. Most of these language versions have been produced by local stakeholders who are actively promoting them nationally. The document was originally published in 2008 and updated in 2015 to align it with the 'EPRUMA document on veterinary medicinal product terminology'.  

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  • 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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