EU must deliver future-proof rules on animal medicine

IFAH-neuIFAH Europe calls on EU regulators to ensure that forthcoming legislation on veterinary medicine is fit for purpose and stands test of time

Brussels, 16 June 2016 – IFAH-Europe, the International Federation for Animal Health – Europe, today called on the European Union to ensure that the forthcoming legislation on animal medicines and medicated feed will foster innovation and increase the availability of veterinary medicines to protect the health and welfare of all animals across Europe. Read more…

European Parliament shows strong support for the responsible use of veterinary medicines

EPRUMA-LogoBrussels, 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. Read more …

EPRUMA appoints new Chairman

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EPRUMA is happy to announce the appointment of FVE-Vice President Rens van Dobbenburgh as new Chairman. Mr van Dobbenburgh also chairs the FVE/UEVP1 Medicines Working Group. He will lead EPRUMA for a 3-years’ period, succeeding Gwyn Jones (Copa-Cogeca/NFU). On this appointment, Mr van Dobbenburgh said ‘I am proud to chair this platform … (Read more)

EPRUMA welcomes the EFSA/ECDC report on antimicrobial resistance and re-emphasises its commitment to the responsible use of veterinary medicines

EPRUMA-LogoBrussels, 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. Read more …

LEAF calls on farmers to ‘Share Your Story’ on Open Farm Sunday 2016

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LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has announced an exciting new campaign to inspire and encourage more farmers to open their gates for next year’s Open Farm Sunday on the 5th June 2016. ‘Share Your Story’ will call on all farmers to get involved to share their story – from how crops are grown, animals cared for, to how they manage our countryside. Read more …