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  • EPRUMA publishes new best-practice guidance for anthelmintic use in food-producing animals

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  • November 06, 2018
  • Brussels, 6 November 2018: The European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA) has launched a new publication entitled: EPRUMA best-practice framework on the use of anthelmintics in food-producing animals. Anthelmintic resistance predominantly affects sheep, goats, cattle and horses and has serious implications on animal health and wellbeing, and subsequently on productivity of livestock. With this brochure EPRUMA promotes coordinated efforts of all involved stakeholders.

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  • EPRUMA calls for a EU One-Health approach to vaccines

  • Category: News
  • March 15, 2018
  • EPRUMA welcomes DG SANTE’s initiative to strengthen EU citizens’ awareness about the benefits of vaccination, and notices that the current public consultation on ‘Strengthened cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases’ does not cover vaccination in veterinary medicine, an essential element of a One Health approach.

    We call on the EU institutions

    • to support research and innovation for veterinary vaccines
    • to increase their availability in all Member States for all species, including minor ones, and
    • to increase public awareness of the benefits of animal vaccination as part of a One Health strategy.
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  • EPRUMA shows progress in delivering commitments to the responsible use of veterinary medicines

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  • December 14, 2017
  • Brussels, 14 December 2017: EPRUMA recently presented ongoing activities to promote the responsible use of veterinary medicines at the European Parliament in Brussels. In a meeting hosted by Françoise Grossetête, a leading member of the European Parliament in animal health matters, EPRUMA emphasised its sustained commitment to responsible use, and called on the Parliament to support initiatives aimed at increasing medicines availability. 

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  • Watch EPRUMA's video pledge on European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2017

  • Category: News
  • November 09, 2017
  • EPRUMA's Chairman, Rens van Dobbenburgh, explains what our platform is doing to keep antibiotics working.

    Watch the video and spread the word!.

    For more details visit the EAAD website.

  • Hetty van Veers (SDa) receives Royal Dutch Veterinary Association Award

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  • December 15, 2016
  • Hetty van Beers, Managing Director of the Dutch Veterinary Medicines Authority (SDa), and associate partner of EPRUMA, was recently appointed as merit member by the Royal Dutch Veterinary Association (KNMvD). The award comes in recognition of her remarkable work with SDa, and her contribution to the KNMvD and the veterinary profession as a whole.

    EPRUMA joins the KNMvD in congratulating her for this well-deserved award.

    Mrs van Beers graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht in 1988 and completed her PhD in 1996. Before joining the Dutch Veterinary Medicines Authority in 2012, she worked at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht, at the Animal Health Service in Deventer, and as a veterinary practitioner.

    For further details, see the KNMvD website

  • European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2016: EPRUMA pledges to promote responsible use

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  • November 18, 2016
  • Brussels, 18 November 2016: EPRUMA welcomes the 9th edition of European Antibiotic Awareness Day, and takes the opportunity to reiterate its commitment to promoting the responsible use of all veterinary medicines, including antibiotics.

    Cooperation between EU institutions, national authorities and key stakeholders - working in both human and animal health - is critical to ensure the responsible use of all antibiotics from a truly One-Health approach, and to fight antimicrobial resistance.  On European Antibiotic Awareness Day, EPRUMA reconfirms its firm commitment to promoting the responsible use of veterinary medicines through the collaborative work of its 10 member organisations. This includes facilitating information exchange on best practices, developing best-practice framework documents, and supporting transparency on antibiotic use through surveillance and resistance monitoring.

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  • Information exchange on best practices, critical to responsible use of veterinary medicines

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  • October 13, 2016
  • Exchange of information on best practices, critical to ensuring the responsible use of veterinary medicines across the EU

    Brussels, 13 October 2016 – EPRUMA and the Slovak Presidency of the EU held a workshop today to create a common understanding on the responsible use of veterinary medicines in the EU. The event highlighted the need to increase the exchange of information and dialogue on best practices between public authorities and the private sector across the EU.

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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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